CERT-IN warns users in India to update Google Chrome browser immediately


The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) is warning internet users in India to update Google Chrome browser immediately. Google has recently released one of the biggest Chrome browser updates– Chrome 87– which takes care of major security vulnerabilities and CERT-IN is now advising all users to get the latest release of Google Chrome– version 87.0.4280.88.
“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, gain access to sensitive information or bypass security restrictions on the targeted system,” said CERT-IN in its latest advisory.
“These vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome due to use after free error in clipboard, media and extensions, insufficient data validation in V8, out of bounds read error in networking or uninitialized use error in V8,” it added.
CERT-IN also explained that not updating Chrome may help hackers get access to personal information.
“An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by persuading a victim to visit a specially crafted website.Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code, gain access to sensitive information or bypass security restrictions on the targeted system,” it said.
Chrome 87 is also considered as one of the ‘biggest releases’ ever by Google in terms of performance and security. Google The new update will have a major impact on your device’s battery life and internet browsing experience. The new Chrome release is available for all platforms including Android, iOS, Mac, WIndows, Linux and Chrome OS.
Google claims that the new Chrome 87 update is the “largest gain in Chrome performance in years”. Chrome is said to be up to 25% faster and loads pages faster. Also, Google claims that Chrome 87 consumes less RAM than before.
The new Chrome version 87 has been optimised to consume battery by putting inactive tabs and processes to sleep.



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