You Might Need to Update Your Chrome Now. Google Chrome Hit by Zero-Day Exploit

| Updated on May 16, 2024

Google has recently released a critical security update for the Chrome Web browser on your devices. Apparently, due to a zero-day bug, “CVE-2024-4671” is a “use-after-free” vulnerability in Chrome’s visual component.

This component is usually responsible for rendering and displaying content in your browser. This vulnerability allows the attacker to exploit out-of-bounds memory access. This means that if you go to a website with a bad webpage, it can pretty much get your whole device infected with viruses and malware. 

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It doesn’t matter if your machine’s running Linux, macOS, or Windows. This security hole is an equal-opportunity troublemaker.

This bug was discovered by an anonymous researcher and reported directly to Google.

CVE-2024-4671 has a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) rating of 8.8, which means it’s a serious vulnerability.

Well, it could have been worse.

Since this bug’s ratings are above 9.0 (Critical), it is recommended that you update your browsers as soon as possible. An attacker can use this to read data from your computer, cause crashes, and even take over your PC.

And, what makes this exploit especially dangerous is that it is currently being used by many hackers and organizations to hack over 100,000 devices through Chrome.

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