Urgent Warning from Google – Affects All Chrome Users

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.22 - 2023 9:03 AM CET

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An urgent security issue has arisen in the Chrome browser.

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Google is sounding the alarm about an immediate vulnerability that has emerged in the extremely popular web browser used by millions of people worldwide, on both computers and phones.

This vulnerability has already begun to be exploited to the fullest by hackers, reports Security Affairs.

  • Google is aware of an exploitation, writes the online magazine.

Serious Breach

The issue was discovered by the giant company itself through its cybersecurity division, Google Threat Analysis Group.

The security problem is serious.

The fact that it was Google TAG that made the discovery suggests that "a nation-state actor or a surveillance company" has exploited the vulnerability.

Otherwise, Google is reticent about the consequences.

  • As usual, Google does not publish details about the attacks that exploited the flaw, emphasizes Security Affairs.

Urges Users

The global tech company has already acted on the problem.

  • Google has released emergency updates, the same magazine highlights.

The fix will automatically update and roll out over the coming days or weeks, but Google still urges users to ensure they have the latest version by checking which version they are using in the browser's settings.

For those using Mac or Linux, the emergency fix is in place in the following version: 120.0.6099.129.

Those using Windows should instead ensure they are using version 120.0.6099.129/130.

Researchers Have Warned

The vulnerability discovered in recent days is the eighth in a row that Google has had to correct just this year.

Earlier this year, several researchers also warned Chrome users due to a large number of extensions in the browser that are actively used after installation to search for saved passwords and steal them.

Some, including ad blockers and shopping apps, have been downloaded millions of times by users worldwide.

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