These Google Chrome users at high risk of security breach; the government reports several threats in the web browser

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The IT Ministry’s Computer Emergency Response Team India (CERT-In) has issued a warning for Google Chrome users. The warning is for users who are using Google Chrome version earlier than 99.0.4844.74. CERT-In warned that several vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome, “that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, bypass security restrictions, or cause a denial of service in the targeted system.”

Informing about the existence of the security threats in Google Chrome, the cyber community said that it was due to “Use after free in Blink layout, extensions, safe browsing, split screen, ANGLE, New Tab Page, Browser UI, and GPU Buffer Overflow”.

Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, bypass security restrictions, or cause a denial of service on the targeted system, CERT-In said.

Providing a solution to prevent any cyber attacks, the Center nodal agency recommended users to upgrade to Google Chrome version 99.0.4844.74.

Recently, CERT-In also informed that several vulnerabilities have been reported in the Microsoft Edge browser that could allow a remote attacker to compromise the targeted system. An attacker can exploit the vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted request.

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