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Alphabet Inc Class A NASDAQ: GOOGL Google issues warning to Chrome users

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 3): Internet-related services and products behemoth Google LLC has cautioned Chrome users of vulnerabilities in a new blog post, where it confirmed 27 exploits have been discovered in the web browser.

In the post on Wednesday (Feb 2), Google said that eight exploits have been classified as posing a “high” threat level.

It said users of Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems are all affected.

To enable Chrome users to upgrade, Google is currently restricting information about the threats but it has also revealed the areas within the browser that the new hacks are exploiting.

In response to these hacks, Google has announced the launch of Chrome 98 (specifically 98.0.4758.80/81/82 for Windows and 98.0.4758.80 for Mac and Linux).

The company warned that Chrome 98’s release “will roll out over the coming days/weeks”, so users may not be able to protect themselves immediately.

So, Google provided “As usual” a “wide range of fixes”.

“[1293087] Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives,” it said.

There is an estimated three billion Chrome users globally.


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