Google Chrome has just detected a new flaw in its security system. The latest dated back to March, around the 23rd. But on April 14th, it was a new alert that sounded. Again, this problem exposes users to hacking of their personal data. And only an update could protect them. Without this urgent update, no one is able to quantify the potential dangers to which the billions of Google Chrome users are exposed. It is therefore necessary to intervene as soon as possible and Objeko brings you everything you need to know on this subject.
A new Google Chrome security flaw is detected
Several major media, some specialized and others not, relay this crucial information. Like his colleagues from the magazine Frandroidfrom Journal South Info or even newspaper The Parisianthe columns ofObjeko alert their readers. Indeed, an internet security breach is far from trivial. It can have terrible consequences for Internet users. In particular on their personal data. From hacks, theft or even blackmail can take place. Additionally, Google Chrome is used by billions of people around the world. It is therefore essential to share this alert as quickly and as widely as possible. Because a solution exists to protect against this security flaw. Indeed, Google Chrome strongly encourages its users to update their browser to avoid the worst.
Google warns of a major security flaw in its browser on Windows, Mac and Linux. An update is needed 👀 https://t.co/Q1nEEPSDsI
— Frandroid (@Frandroid) April 15, 2022
The more time passes, the less this kind of news, however disturbing, makes Internet users tremble. It must be believed that software hacking professionals are getting faster and faster at finding flaws in the most efficient systems. Fortunately, the confidence of Internet users in its search browsers is such that it is not the announcement of a flaw that will worry them. Indeed, they know that experts in this field are particularly reagents. Google Chrome could not afford, it is true, to lose several billion users. Thus, the security of the data of its Internet users is a priority.
⚠️📢[Sécurité] Less than 48 hours ago, a new 0-day flaw was discovered on the widely used @googlechrome.
This “severe” flaw allows the execution of arbitrary string.
If you’re into crypto, your security needs to be even more of a priority.
— Hasher (@PowerHasher) April 16, 2022
Second urgent update in less than a month
If this is the second update urgent in less than a month for Google Chrome, you will see that it makes sense. Indeed, a first flaw had been spotted by the browser’s security services. The alert was sounding for hackers to fail to recover users’ personal data. But in an emergency, hackers were able to use the panic of Google and Internet users. They managed to corrupt the urgently recommended update, number 100.0.4896.127. It effectively fixed a critical security issue. But it was also probably exploited by the same hackers.
From then on, it only took a few weeks for hackers to try to take advantage of the phenomenon and for Google Chrome to compensate for their abuses. So that on April 14, a new security breach is announced and a new update is urgently required. Our colleagues from the Belgian newspaper South Info also indicate, like other media, that this security breach is a so-called zero-day “vulnerability”. Readers ofObjeko will have to understand here that it is a vulnerability on which the competent authorities at Google have no information. In fact, in the space of a month, the Google Chrome browser is endangered enough for users of its services to ask serious questions.
⚠ Google Chrome detects a new flaw and urges its users to update
— The Parisian | economy (@leparisien_eco) April 16, 2022
Does this new Google Chrome security flaw directly threaten the software? Does it risk losing its billions of users? What are the concrete dangers to which Internet users expose themselves? Can hackers still intervene in this new update? So many questions that only time will allow us to answer. In the meantime, the vigilance is in order and the wisest thing is to update your browser, despite the risk that history will repeat itself.