3 December 2022.
Hacker News report that Google has "released an out-of-band security update to fix a new actively exploited zero-day flaw in its Chrome web browser." Source: The Hacker News.
A patch for a 0-Day Vulnerability is issued by developers when they discover a flaw which has been exploited without their knowledge.
To mitigate potential threats, users are recommended to upgrade to version:
- 108.0.5359.94 for macOS and Linux, and
- 108.0.5359.94/.95 for Windows.
Users of Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi are also advised to apply the fixes when they become available.
Read more: Update Chrome Browser to patch new Zero-Day Vulnerability.
12 January 2023.
The Hacker News report:
"Details have emerged about a now-patched vulnerability in Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers that, if successfully exploited, could have made it possible to siphon files containing confidential data."
The vulnerability was apparently patched in versions 107 and 108 released in October and November 2022.
Read more: Details have emerged about a now-patched vulnerability.
Update Chrome to the latest release
By default the Chrome browser should update automatically.
But to be on the safe side, you should still check you are using the latest release.
Visit the above link for instructions how to check.
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Protect Your Web Connection
The security and privacy settings of most applications used to connect to the web do not by default offer much protection at all.
It is hoped the pointers provided in this article will help you address the lax default settings of the applications you use.
And in so doing protect your Personal Data, your Hosting Account and your Website from being compromised by hackers.
Read more: Protect Your Web Connection.
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