Google Chrome Should Not Become A Problem, The Government of India Alerted People To Do This Work Immediately

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Government of India Alerted People

Google Chrome Should Not Become A Problem, The Government of India Alerted People To Do This Work Immediately

If you also use Google Chrome for browsing, then be careful, because it can get you into trouble.  The Indian government itself has warned about this.  Read in details…

If you also use Google Chrome for browsing, then be careful, because it can get you into trouble.  The Indian Government itself has warned about this.  Actually, the cyber security agency of the Government of India, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) has issued a high-risk warning for Google Chrome users.

In its new advisory note – CIVN-2024-0085, CERT-In has highlighted several vulnerabilities present in Google Chrome versions prior to 122.0.6261.11/2 for both Windows and Mac operating systems.  These flaws have been marked with a severity rating of HIGH, indicating that they may pose a significant risk to users.

CERT-In’s vulnerability note CIVN-2024-0085 details several vulnerabilities discovered within the Google Chrome browser.  If these vulnerabilities are exploited by hackers, they can give them unauthorized access to steal sensitive data or even take complete control of your system.

Further detailing the technical side, the government’s security article reveals that these identified vulnerabilities exist in specific components of Google Chrome:

  • FedCM: This component is vulnerable to a “use-after-free” error, which essentially allows attackers to manipulate the browser’s memory after use, potentially leading to code execution.
  • V8: Google Chrome’s JavaScript engine, V8, has vulnerabilities related to “out of beyond memory access” and “inappropriate implementation.” These flaws could enable attackers to inject malicious code or crash your browser completely.

According to CERT-In, attackers can exploit these vulnerabilities by sending specially crafted web pages to your system.  Once the user accesses this malicious webpage, the flaw within Chrome can be leveraged by cyber attackers to carry out a variety of attacks, such as executing arbitrary code or taking over the system via a DoS attack. Make it inaccessible.  In simple words:

If exploited by hackers, these flaws could allow them to:

  • Sensitive data could be stolen: login credentials, financial information, personal details, and anything stored on your browser or accessed through it could be at risk.
  • Malware can be installed: Once attackers gain access to your system, they can install malicious software that can further damage your system, steal data in the background, or perform other criminal activities. Can use your computer for.
  • Gaining complete control of the system: In a worst-case scenario, attackers can gain complete control of your computer, rendering it unusable or using it to launch further attacks on other systems.

Google Has Already Released An Update

Although the risk is high, the good thing is that Google has already released security updates to fix these flaws.  Therefore, CERT-In has urged users to update their Google Chrome with the latest update released by Google.

To update the browser- Open your Chrome browser and click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner. Then go to Settings, and click on About Chrome.  If an update is available, it will be automatically downloaded and installed.  Once finished, restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

Updating Chrome is important, but so is staying alert online.  Be careful of clicking suspicious links or downloading attachments from unknown sources.  Phishing emails designed to trick you into clicking on malicious links are a common tactic used by attackers.  Additionally, it is also worth considering a security solution as antivirus and anti-malware software can add an additional layer of protection by detecting and blocking malicious websites and downloads.

About The Author:

Yogesh Naager is a content marketer who specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space.  Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM.  Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way.  He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts.  He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field.  In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.

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