Cyber threat: Google warns these Chrome users; see safety tips

Google has recently revealed that 25 security threats have been discovered in Chrome. Among these, These vulnerabilities, 7 were ranked as ‘high’ security risk, 18 as medium and rest as low risk threats. Impact includes Chrome users across all major operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Considering the severity of the threat, Google has issued an urgent upgrade warning stating that the users must update their Chrome browser to version 96.0.4664.45 which will roll out over the coming days/weeks.

“This release includes stability and performance improvements”, said Google.

Following the standard protocol, Google has currently given little away about the vulnerabilities. This is the company’s attempt to limit information about these bugs to hackers and to protect its users. The company credited various external researchers for helping spot these vulnerabilities. As of now, Google has listed the following details:

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Google Chrome is getting an update; see what's new, how to get it

Google Chrome is getting an update; see what’s new, how to get it

  • High — CVE-2021-30598: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Manfred Paul
  • High — CVE-2021-30599: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Manfred Paul
  • High — CVE-2021-30600: Use after free in Printing. Reported by 360 Alpha Lab
  • High — CVE-2021-30601: Use after free in Extensions API. Reported by 360 Alpha Lab
  • High — CVE-2021-30602: Use after free in WebRTC. Reported by Cisco Talos
  • High — CVE-2021-30603: Race in WebAudio. Reported by Google Project Zero
  • High — CVE-2021-30604: Use after free in ANGLE. Reported by SecunologyLab

based on the Chromium project and developed for Chrome and other browsers including Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi.

is the technology that enables transferring video and audio streaming data between mobile apps and browsers.

is Google’s open-source, cross-platform graphics engine abstraction layer.

To check for the update, go to Settings>Help>About Chrome.

The update is being rolled out in a phased manner and is available to selected users only.