Google Warns Users to Update Their Browser Immediately Due To a Disruptive Bug

Google Warns Users to Update Their Browser Immediately Due To a Disruptive Bug

A security breach revealed by hackers on the desktop version
of Chrome has driven Google into warning its users to update Chrome as soon as
they can or risk having their system ‘hijacked’.
A part of Chrome called FileReader is supposedly thought to
have been connected with the exploit, as it clearly lets software incorporated
into websites access the information stored on the user’s computer.
Being the most commonly utilized internet browser on the
planet, with in excess of approximately two billion active users, the search
giant is quite guarded about the details of the manner in which the exploit
operates so as to keep the copycat hackers from utilizing comparable methods to
attempt and break into user’s accounts.
The fact that the security risk ‘CVE-2019-5786’ wasn’t
identified by Google in the first place accordingly implies that Chrome
browsers were ‘actively under attack  
even before a fix could be released for the users, which thusly on the other
hand gave hackers a ‘head start’ and left the user’s systems at high risk even
before an update is installed.
Google’s lead security engineer Justin Schuh writing on
Twitter, warned users: ‘Seriously update your Chrome installs… like right
this minute.’  Adding later that ‘unlike
previous bugs found in Chrome which have targeted third-party software linked
to the browser, this bug targeted Chrome code directly. 
Therefore he says that it is ‘worth’ cautioning user’s all
the more freely as the fix expects them to make the additional stride of
manually restarting the browser after the update to invalidate the exploit had
been downloaded.
‘Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted
until a majority of users are updated with a fix, we will also retain
restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects
similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.’ says Google.

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