Google Issues Warning For Billions Of Chrome Users

Chrome users, you need to act. Google has confirmed another highly dangerous hack of Chrome, its third in 10 days. Here is everything you need to know to stay safe.

Google released the news on its official blog, classifying the new hack (CVE-2022-1232) as posing a 'High' threat level. It also has a wide impact, with Chrome on Windows, Mac and Linux all affected.

Little is currently known about the new exploit, with Google saying that "Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix." Consequently, all the company is prepared to disclose is the threat level, tracker, area of exploitation and source:

  • High - CVE-2022-1232: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2022-03-30

V8 is Chrome's component responsible for processing JavaScript, the engine at the heart of Chrome. V8 was also targeted late last month with a successful Zero-Day exploit, a classification which means hackers were able to successfully attack the browser before Google was able to release a fix. Just days later Google confirmed a further 28 successful Chrome exploits.

In response to this latest threat, Google has announced Chrome 100.0.4896.75. It is not immediately available to all, with Google warning it "will roll out over the coming days/weeks." To manually check for the update, click the three dots in the top right corner of the browser and navigate to Settings > Help > About Google Chrome.

To check for Chrome updates click the 3 dots in the top-right corner, then click: Settings —Help — About Chrome

Remember: Chrome must be restarted after updating. You are not safe until this is done. And with Google warning that the number of successful browser hacks is rising rapidly, do not delay. Make this the next thing you do after reading this article.

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