Google Chrome browser user? YOU MUST BEWARE! Hacking alert issued; know how to protect yourself
Google has warned billions of Google Chrome users that a high-level threat has surfaced that can affect every user. Find out how to protect yourself.
Google has issued an urgent warning to all 3.2 billion users of the Google Chrome browser against several new bugs that surfaced recently. These can be exploited by hackers and they can affect Google Chrome and harm users in various ways. There are 10 confirmed bugs in total and all of them have been labeled as “high” threat level by Google. If you’re using Google Chrome, you’re at risk no matter what platform you’re running it on or what antivirus software you have. But do not worry. Google is already working on a patch to contain any possibility of hacking. In the meantime, what can users do? Keep reading to find out.
Google Chrome bugs have affected the browser on all major platforms including Windows, Mac, and Linux. Chrome has now released information on no less than 10 bugs, explaining the threat level and what they can do. However, he refrained from sharing details about Google Chrome bugs. In a post, he said, “Access to bug details and links may be 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 have not yet been fixed.” Essentially, Google tries to keep users safe by not sharing the string of codes which can be misused by hackers.
Google Chrome Browser Users Face High Level of Security Threat
Although our knowledge of these Google Chrome bugs is limited, we do know their names and what these viruses do, as shared by Google in the same article. Check out their modus operandi below. To understand them, note that the format is as explained. The first is the threat level, followed by the name of the hack or bug, then its description and what it does, and finally the name of the person reported and the date.
1. High CVE-2022-1305: use after free storage. Posted by Anonymous on 2022-01-07
2. High CVE-2022-1306: Inappropriate implementation in composition. Posted by Sven Dysthe on 2022-02-21
3. High CVE-2022-1307: Improper fullscreen implementation. Reported by Irvan Kurniawan (source7) on 2022-03-01
4. High CVE-2022-1308: use after free in BFCache. Reported by Samet Bekmezci @sametbekmezci on 2021-12-28
5. High CVE-2022-1309: Insufficient policy enforcement in development tools. Reported by David Erceg on 2020-07-17
6. High CVE-2022-1310: Use after free in regular expressions. Posted by Brendon Tiszka on 2022-03-18
7. High CVE-2022-1311: Use after free version in Chrome OS shell. Reported by Nan Wang(@eternalsakura13) and Guang Gong of 360 Alpha Lab on 2022-03-28
8. High CVE-2022-1312: use after free storage. Reported by Leecraso and Guang Gong of 360 Vulnerability Research Institute on 2022-03-30
9. Medium CVE-2022-1313: Use after release in tab groups. Reported by Thomas Orlita on 2021-11-16
ten. Medium CVE-2022-1314: Type confusion in V8. Reported by Bohan Liu (@P4nda20371774) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab on 2022-03-09
To protect users against these Google Chrome bugs, Google has released Chrome version 100.0.4896.88. But this security patch will be released to users in batches and will be fully rolled out in the coming weeks. So what can users do in the meantime? Check the following steps to protect yourself.