Breaches and incidents

Google-Chrome Vulnerability

By June 2, 2020 July 21st, 2020 No Comments

Recently following the announcement from Microsoft, stating that windows 10 has seven critical vulnerabilities, Google has also come forward to announce a critical security vulnerability. On April 15, Prudhvikumar Bommana, a technical program manager in Google Chrome mentioned that the critical security vulnerability consists of a “use after free” situation related to the speech recognition section. 

Users of the desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux are affected by the vulnerability. If a cyber attacker successfully deceives a user into opening a malicious webpage, it could set off the “use after free” memory. A “use after free” vulnerability can be described as one whereby an attempt to gain access to a particular memory, even after it has been placed in another location, would most likely cause a crash. Consequently, a user’s system could be compromised as the hacker can go-ahead to carry out malicious activities on the system. This issue has been rated as a critical security issue by Google.

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