The new Google Chrome 88 update was released recently, but it had a zero-day vulnerability, which was caught, thankfully. Google was quick to fix it as well. With its recent Google Chrome 88 update, the company patched a vulnerability that was being exploited by hackers to gain access to users’ systems.
There are a few public details about the bug dubbed CVE-2021-21148 as most developers were unaware of the bug’s existence. Google says that it has patched the bug in the latest update. As a result, the company wants its users to update their Google Chrome browser asap!
“Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed”, Google wrote in the blog post.
North Korean hackers might have exploited the bug, targeting security researchers using Chromium-based browsers in a recent cyber attack, stated a recent report.
So, to keep your machine safe, people should update their Google Chrome browsers immediately. You can do so by opening your browser, going into “Settings”, and opening the “About Chrome” tab from the left tab-bar.