Security Warning: Indian Government Urges Vigilance for Google Chrome Users Amid Potential Threats
Google Chrome is undoubtedly the world's most popular web browser with a 66% market share. Many of us use this browser for various activities from daily tasks to work. However, this popularity comes with its share of problems. A security vulnerability in a platform with millions or even billions of users threatens the security not only of individuals or companies but also of nations. For this reason, the Indian government has issued a high severity alert to Google Chrome users, advising them to update their browsers immediately due to multiple high-risk vulnerabilities. Here are the details…
Government of India warns Chrome users: Update immediately to close vulnerabilities
CERT-In, the Indian government's cyber security agency, has issued a "high severity" alert regarding various vulnerabilities found in Google Chrome. These security flaws, if exploited, could allow remote attackers to execute malicious code on a user's computer. In other words, hackers can gain control of the system or steal sensitive data.
A security advisory issued by CERT-In notes that remote attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing unsuspecting victims to visit specially crafted web pages. After visiting these pages, security flaws will be triggered, allowing attackers to launch unknown attacks on unknown users.
This security vulnerability allows attackers to exploit memory errors in the side panel search feature, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution or bypassing security measures. Users should be careful while browsing the Internet, especially when visiting unknown or suspicious websites. Avoid clicking on links from untrusted sources and avoid interacting with unwanted emails or messages.