Google Chrome 88 releases update with security fixes for zero-day bug

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Google Chrome 88 releases update with security fixes for zero-day bug
IANS
New Delhi, Google has released a key Chrome update with security fix for the zero-day vulnerability actively being exploited in the wild.

Although the company did not disclose which key vulnerability it has issued a fix for, but its Threat Analysis Group last month disclosed a hacking campaign by state-backed North Korean hackers who allegedly misused an unpatched vulnerability in Chrome.

The Chrome 88 update is being rolled out across Windows, Mac, and Linux devices.

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"The Stable channel has been updated to 88.0.4324.150 for Windows, Mac and Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks," the company said in an update.

"Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-21148 exists in the wild," it added.

The company said that access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix.

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"We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven't yet fixed," Google said.

Late last month, Google reported that the government-backed hackers based in North Korea are targeting individual security researchers through a number of means including a "novel social engineering method."

The hacking group has used multiple platforms to communicate with potential targets, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Telegram, Discord, Keybase and email.

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On January 14, the actors shared via Twitter a YouTube video they uploaded that proclaimed to exploit CVE-2021-1647, a recently patched Windows Defender vulnerability.



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