So for those who aren’t aware what exactly a 0-day is, let me give you the briefest definition I can form… Essentially a bug that has just been found (or also used to refer to something that hasn’t been found… yet.) Well a new one was just fixed and Google released an update that will mitigate the issue.
Google Chrome has been subjected to multiple vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild (Internet) this year, the most recent one being given the CVE-2021-30563 name, CVE stands for common vulnerabilities and exposures and allows people to identify and accurately research vulnerabilities.
In all, Google has patched eight Chrome zero-day bugs exploited by attackers in the wild since the start of 2021. Besides CVE-2021-30563, the company previously addressed:
- CVE-2021-21148 – February 4th, 2021
- CVE-2021-21166 – March 2nd, 2021
- CVE-2021-21193 – March 12th, 2021
- CVE-2021-21220 – April 13th, 2021
- CVE-2021-21224 – April 20th, 2021
- CVE-2021-30551 – June 9th, 2021
- CVE-2021-30554 – June 17th, 2021
So what should you do? Well all you need to do is open your Chrome Browser and enter this into the search bar: chrome://settings/help , this will open the about chrome page and automatically check for updates and then update your browser (a restart may be required.)
“Let’s just pay the ransom” – some unknown CEO