Chrome had five security holes. Hackers are already using them

Chrome had five security holes. Hackers are already using them
Chrome had five security holes. Hackers are already using them
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Google has released, for the fifth time in as many months, a patch for a security hole that it has information about that has already been used in hacker attacks. Google Chrome is the most popular browser on desktop and mobile worldwide, with a market share of over 65%.

Google has released a security patch that fixes a high-severity vulnerability in the Visuals component, which manages how content is generated and displayed in the browser, reports Stiri.md with reference to newspapers.com.

Called CVE-2024-4671, the patch addresses a “user after free” security hole that occurs when a program continues to use areas of memory freed by legitimate operations.

Google admits that this vulnerability seems to have already been used by hackers in attacks, before it became known to the company.

The vulnerability was discovered by a cyber security expert, who communicated it to Google and who, most likely, will be rewarded for it through the company’s program.

The patch is now shipping for stable versions of the Chrome browser running on Windows and Mac. It is already the fifth serious hacker-exploited vulnerability that Google has patched in its web browser this year.

The article is in Romanian

Tags: Chrome security holes Hackers

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