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Google Issues Warning For 2 Billion Chrome Users

Date 20 Apr 2020
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Posted By Brittany Day
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Are you a Google Chrome user? Google has issued a warning of a vulnerability in its Chrome browser across Windows, Mac and Linux - urging users to upgrade to the latest version of the browser (81.0.4044.113). 

Google just gave its two billion Chrome users a brilliant (if long overdue) upgrade, but it doesn’t mask all of the controversial changessecurity problems and data concerns which have worried users about the browser recently. And now Google has issued a new critical warning you need to know about. 

Picked up by security specialist Sophos, Google has quietly issued a warning that Chrome has a critical security flaw across Windows, Mac and Linux and it urges users to upgrade to the latest version of the browser (81.0.4044.113). Interestingly, at the time of publication, Google is also keeping the exact details of the exploit a mystery. 

In a blog post, all Google divulges is the codename for the exploit (CVE-2020-6457) and a vague description: “Use after free in speech recognizer”. Do some digging, however, and you will find the exploit has been marked as ‘Reserved’ by the US government’s National Vulnerability Database. 

 

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