Anyone who uses Chrome must ensure that their browser is fully updated to the latest version immediately. This is the latest warning from Google, which has just started rolling out a major upgrade to its hugely popular software to prevent a known threat from targeting its billions of users.
The latest patch, called 93.0.4577.82, fixes a total of eleven security vulnerabilities, which is bad enough. However, what makes this upgrade so important is that two of the bugs found in Chrome received a zero-day rating.
Zero-day warnings are any gadget owner’s worst nightmare. Because zero-day means that the problem is possible – and very likely – known to hackers and is currently being actively exploited. That’s why Google rushed to release the patch so quickly.
On its Chrome blog, Google stated more: “The stable channel has been updated for Windows, Mac and Linux to 93.0.4577.82, which will be rolled out in the coming days / weeks.
“Google is aware that exploits for CVE-2021-30632 and CVE-2021-30633 exist in the wild.”
The US company has released an update for its smartphones aimed at blocking a serious security flaw that could allow hackers to access your iPhone using the popular iMessage service.
In the notes shared with the latest version of iOS 14.8, Apple says, “This update provides critical security updates and is recommended for all users.”
And on a blog post, the company added, “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
Anyone with the right knowledge could create a specially designed PDF that would then make these popular devices vulnerable. The flaw was found by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who confirmed that they had tracked down the zero-day, zero-click exploit in iMessage.