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Google Chrome has received a patch for its eighth zero-day vulnerability of the year. The latest version of the leading browser – Chrome 91.0.4472.164 – has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. The update to the desktop version of the world’s most popular browser fixes seven security vulnerabilities.

And one of these Google Chrome issues is a very serious zero-day vulnerability that was exploited in the wild.

As reported in a message by Bleeping Computer, the latest version of Chrome began rolling out to the Stable desktop channel on Thursday.

It should reach users worldwide in the days and weeks after its release.

One of the best features of Google Chrome is that it updates automatically, but if you’re in the middle of a long browsing session, you may need to kickstart the process.

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To verify that you are using the correct version of Chrome and manually update to the latest patch, click the About Google Chrome option.

The latest security update for Google Chrome is detailed in a blog post written by Srinivas Sista, the technical program manager for the browser.

In it, Sista wrote, “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-30563 exists in the wild.”

While Google has not disclosed how this vulnerability works, it is believed to exploit a bug in Chrome’s JavaScript engine.

This can lead to hackers remotely executing arbitrary code that trick Chrome users into visiting a malicious website.

Once on this nefarious site, a confusion error can be triggered in Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine.

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Google Chrome users have been warned about a newly discovered zero day error (Image: GETTY)

As android police If exploited, this vulnerability could lead to the victim’s entire system being compromised.

This year, Google released eight patches to fix zero-day exploits for Chrome.

The first of these was fixed in February, two others were fixed in March, two more were fixed in April, and two other dangerous issues were resolved in June.

A security risk affecting Google Chrome could affect a large proportion of internet users worldwide. Chrome has long been the most popular browser in the world, with the desktop version finally taking a whopping 73.59 percent market share.

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Neela Josh
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