I hope you are having a great day.
Jan Vojtesek, from the Avast Threat Intelligence team, discovered a massive hole in Google Chrome recently that allows remote attackers to run code on a vulnerable system enabling them to do pretty much whatever they want, including extracting data.
Google is currently withholding specific details to prevent further abuse in the wild until a significant chunk of users updates to the latest version.
Protect yourself now, and update Chrome to the latest version:
Windows, Mac, and Linux: 103.0.5060.114
By following these steps:
- Open Chrome
- At the top right, click More
- Click Update Google Chrome. Important: If you can’t find this button, you’re on the latest version.
- Click Relaunch.
As I said before, looking at Brave, Firefox, or DuckDuckGo web browsers would be a good idea. They offer the same functionality as Chrome and are far more secure. Chrome has too many holes at the moment.
Let me know if you need any help with this or anything else.
Incognito Privacy Care Team.