The Government Wants You To Update Your Google Chrome Browser Right Now, Here’s Why
Google Chrome users are at high risk of cyber attack, the Indian government has warned. In accordance with a “high severity” warning issued by the Computer Emergency Response Team India (CERT-In) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, users of the older version of Google Chrome at 103.0.5060.53 can be attacked. According to the warning, several vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome that could be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code, disclose sensitive information, and bypass security restrictions on targeted systems.
Here’s what CERT-In has to say about Google Chrome vulnerabilities
According to CERT-In, these vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome due to post-free usage in Base, Interest Groups, Web Application Provider, Cast UI, and Toolbar; Insufficient policy enforcement in DevTools and Filesystem API; Type Confusion in VS; Improper implementation in the Extensions API; Insufficient data validation in URL formatting. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted web request. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, disclose sensitive information, and bypass security restrictions on targeted systems.
Google Chrome is the most used web browser in the world. The browser is accessed by millions of users every day and to keep users safe from cyber attacks, the tech giant regularly rolls out updates with the latest security features. One such update was rolled out by Google Chrome this week for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The update contains fixes for serious bugs that can be exploited by cybercriminals.
To avoid any scams, you should update your Google Chrome browser immediately. To learn how to update Google Chrome, you can follow these steps:
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Click on the “three dots” icon in the upper right corner.
- In the menu, click Settings.
- Click the About Chrome option on the left side of the page.
- If the update is available, click update.
- Relaunch the browser.