Emergency Zero-Day Vulnerability Security Update For 3.2 Billion Google Chrome Users | #macos | #macsecurity

Google has released the third emergency security update for the Chrome browser in as many weeks. The update is designed to plug a zero-day security hole that is already being exploited by the bad actors of the world.

Davy Winder of Forbes reports the exploit is a zero-day vulnerability, and Google says it is already being exploited in the wild.

CVE-2022-1364, the vulnerability in question, is another ‘Type Confusion in V8’ one. This means it impacts the JavaScript engine that is employed by Chromium-powered browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave and others. As before, Google is not making any further technical details available, and the update confirmation states that “we will also retain restriction” which suggests this is a particularly serious vulnerability indeed.

The security update should become available to users over the next few days and weeks. The emergency update brings Chrome up to version 100.0.4896.127, on the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Users of browsers such as Chromium-based browsers, including Microsoft Edge, Brave, Vivaldi, and Opera are advised to stay alert for updates for their browsers as they should be available soon.

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