Are you a Google Chrome user? Then you should update it to 88 ASAP

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The Google Chrome version 88.0.4324.150 has been released by Google yesterday to address a zero-day vulnerability. This update is very important for all users and you need to get it immediately.

Why? Well, based on a Microsoft’s report ZINC attacks against security researchers – Microsoft Security a cyberattack was being targeted to security researchers and Microsoft inform it was performed by ZINC. The zero-day vulnerability report is known as CVE-2021-21148. It was reported by the security researcher Mattias Buelens on Jan 24. Based on Google, it was also discovered by them and they knew it was being exploited by hackers before the vulnerability could be patched.

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What the vulnerability does?

The exploit allowed Google Chrome users were targeted by the malicious code due to a memory corruption problem in Googles V8 JavaScript engine. The exploit was made to target security researchers. Also, another source says that this was an act of North Korean hackers on social media last month.

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How can you be protected?

The first thing you need to do, in case that you haven’t done it yet, is to update Google Chrome to the last version 88. This way you’re going to be protected against this vulnerability. Google have restricted access to the bug details until the majority of users are updated with the fix.

How to update Google Chrome?

1. Click on the three dots at the top right of the browser as you can see in the image below

2. Then a menu will drop down, over the mouse on Help then click on About Google Chrome, as you can see below

2. Finally, confirm you have the following version: 88.0.4324.150, otherwise, the update is going to be installed automatically. After the update, Google Chrome is going to ask you to restart for the update to take effect.

Sources: Various.

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