Google Chrome Getting a New Update That Fixes Two Critical Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
Google Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux is getting a new update that addresses two zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in the wild. The newly discovered bugs are the fourth and fifth zero-days that Google has patched in Chrome over the past three weeks. The new security update will likely start rolling out in the upcoming days, and users are advised to use the latest Chrome version 86.0.4240.198 to ensure the safety of their PC. Users can manually update the browser by heading to 'more' at the top right corner and then select update Google Chrome. If the option is unavailable, it means the browser is already on the latest version.
At the moment, it is unclear whether the two newly discovered zero-day vulnerabilities have been used together or individually as a part of an exploit chain. Google on the official changelog added that the company is aware of the exploits which "exists in the wild." The software giant further added that details and links regarding the bugs would be shared once the majority of Chrome users are updated with a fix.