Google released updates yesterday for another zero-day vulnerability, almost a month after patching an actively exploited zero-day flaw. The tech giant released the patch for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which includes a total of 47 security updates.
The term zero day describes a type of vulnerability that occurs when a software vendor is aware of an issue, but doesn’t have a patch in place at the time to fix it. The name “zero day” references the fact that this is a newly discovered flaw, and that developers have “zero days” to come up with a patch to fix the problem, as bad actors may have already exploited the software.
These types of critical infrastructure failures can pose a security risk by allowing hackers access to your data and sensitive information. A threat actor can access to your computer system and install malicious software or gain unauthorized access to your network.
This cybersecurity can of worms is the second flaw that Google has addressed since the beginning of this year. The first occurred at the beginning of February,
While the company acknowledged the danger is out there, they declined to share specific details on the security flaw. This is to prevent other malicious entities from creating further exploits.
If you’re currently using a version of Google Chrome, you can go to Settings –> Help –> About Google Chrome to update your browser. This will mitigate the risk associated with the current cyber threat.
Remember to stay on top of your cyber hygiene by updating your passwords, learning about social engineering tactics, and fortifying your network security so your sensitive data remains safe.
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