New Security Flaw in Google’s Chrome Browser Lets Hackers Access Sensitive User Data
Hackers are always finding new ways to exploit bugs and compromise sensitive user data, a recently discovered flaw in Google Chrome which could lead to arbitrary code execution, allows attackers to view, edit or even delete confidential data.
The vulnerability in the browser was initially reported by the Centre for Internet Security (CIS) and it could have allowed hackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser. In order to keep the flaw in check, Google Chrome released an immediate update for its users round the globe.
In the upcoming week, Google will be releasing patches for Mac, Windows and Linux, as per the reports. However, the older versions of the search engine, which are the versions before 76.0.3809.132 are prone to attack.
To be on a safe side, users are advised to have their browsers updated and be aware of suspicious websites. The report also recommends users to avoid following the hyperlinks from unknown sources.
“A vulnerability has been discovered in Google Chrome, which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Google Chrome is a web browser used to access the Internet. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. If this application has been configured to have fewer user rights on the system, exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could have less impact than if it was configured with administrative rights.”