The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) of the Government of India has recently issued a warning for the users of Google Chrome. The agency says that there are many such shortcomings in the specific version of Google Chrome, through which the attacker can take control of your computer.
As per CERT-In's warning, Chrome users are vulnerable to phishing and malware attacks. Sensitive information of users may be at risk. That's why it is necessary for the users to be alert and take necessary steps. CERT works under the Ministry of Electronics.
CERT-In has told about the affected version of Google Chrome with shortcomings ...
Google Chrome versions prior to 115.0.5790.170 for Linux and Mac
Google Chrome for Windows versions earlier than 115.0.5790.170/.171
CERT-In said that if users are using either of these two versions, they should take immediate action to secure their systems.
Theft of sensitive and personal information.
Financial loss means theft of your money.
The attacker can also damage the company's reputation by stealing important data.
To protect the system from being hacked, CERT-In has advised users to update Google Chrome to the latest version as soon as possible. Google has already released an update to fix these shortcomings.
There are many such security flaws in Google Chrome, through which the attacker can control your computer. These vulnerabilities exist in several areas of Chrome, including Prompt, Web Payments API, SwiftShader, Vulkan, Video, and WebRTC. Attackers can also take advantage of heap buffer overflows in videos or integer overflows in PDFs.