Google Chrome has just released an update for its browser to fix a major 0-day vulnerability that is actively exploited for attacks. The flaw could affect all Chromium-based browsers, including Microsoft Edge, which confirmed this information, but also Brave or Opera.
Google Chrome under the threat of a flaw
The Google Chrome browser, used by more than 3 billion people worldwide, has just released the Chrome 100.0.4896.127 version to fix a major 0-day vulnerability that can be used for various types of attacks. The code related to this flaw is CVE-2022-1364.
Although no cryptocurrency-specific details have been revealed, it is still extremely advisable to opt for maximum security, so make sure to apply this update as soon as possible.
This flaw is actively exploited, so we strongly advise you to update your browser as long as it is based on Chromium.
To update Google Chrome, simply type “chrome://settings/help” in the search bar. An update will automatically start and update to the latest version if necessary. Then check that you have the version 100.0.4896.127.
It should be noted that the details of the flaw, its level of exploitation and the methods of correction are generally kept confidential by Google. These are, most of the time, revealed several weeks after the emergency updates until the majority of users have made the transition to the latest version.
This is the third 0-day vulnerability since the beginning of 2022 for Chrome. Indeed, the vulnerabilities CVE-2022-0609 and CVE-2022-1096 were fixed on March 14th and 25th respectively.