A major security flaw discovered in the Google Chrome web browser


Researchers at Google have discovered no less than 11 security flaws in the Google Chrome web browser, including a zero-day security flaw. Currently exploited by hackers, the flaw called CVE-2022-0609 can be patched via the 98.0.4758.102 update.

Google is warning users of its popular Chrome desktop browser as a zero-day security flaw has been detected by their researchers.

A zero-day flaw is the name given in IT to vulnerabilities that have never been detected by the software publisher, in this case the Google Chrome browser.

This flaw, now named CVE-2022-0609 by Google, is located in the component: Animation of the Chrome browser for desktop. It is therefore the version for PC, Mac and Linux that is affected and not the one for smart phones and tablets.

As always, Google has been stingy with comments on the precise details of the flaw. However, there is every reason to believe that an attacker can take advantage of this flaw to exploit the browser’s memory and extract information stored by Chrome.

10 more rifts have also been listed by Google, including 6 represent high danger according to them.

Google Chrome zero day flaw

Google lists the vulnerabilities fixed by the Chrome desktop browser update 98.0.4758.102.

Google is rolling out an update to close the breach

To plug these 11 security flaws and the CVE-2022-0609 zero-day flaw, you must therefore quickly install the 98.0.4758.102 update or a higher version.

To ensure that you have at least version 98.0.4758.102 of Google Chrome, you must:

  1. Open browser Google Chrome
  2. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner
  3. Place your cursor on Aid
  4. Click on About Google Chrome

If you don’t have the latest version of Chrome, Google will offer to install it.

Google Chrome update
Here’s how to install Google Chrome update 98.0.4758.102 on a PC, Mac, or Linux computer.

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