Google Chrome is the most widely used browser on almost all platforms, especially on Windows, and Android. In fact, the browser can be found on most Android devices, while several others like Vivaldi, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and Brave Browser also rely on the same Chromium browser engine from Google. It has been revealed that there was a vulnerability in Google Chrome that could be misused by hackers. While Google has announced that it has patched this large security flaw that could let an attacker remotely execute code on users' devices, it still requires some action to be taken.
This means that users who have the Google Chromium browser installed on their devices need to update right away. Not only can hackers take control of users' devices, but also their data could be at risk of being exposed due to this recently fixed security flaw. Here’s why users need to quickly install the latest version of Chrome for their devices.
Google revealed on its blog that the new bug that was detected was found to be in use already, which means it is a zero-day vulnerability (or 0-day). A zero-day exploit is a security flaw that has been used by hackers without the knowledge of the company that created the app or service. They are sold on the dark web for millions of dollars. Google has also confirmed that it “is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-30563 exists in the wild.”