Google has issued a statement about a new vulnerability that threatens billions of Chrome users. The company has already released a patch to counter it, and the users’ browsers should automatically update to 99.0.4844.84.
However, Google advises users to check if the update was successful and update manually if it wasn’t.
Furthermore, the latest threat also affects Edge browser, and Microsoft has already released a patch.
The Latest Patch Addresses Only a Single Vulnerability
Cybercrime statistics show that criminals are already exploiting this zero-day vulnerability, which prompted Google to issue an emergency patch. It addresses just a single threat, proving how dangerous it is.
Users should check if their browser is updated to the 99.0.4844.84 version of Chrome. They can do it by clicking Help and then About. It will show them information about the current browser version and updates available.
The Exploit also affects Microsoft Edge
Microsoft has confirmed that the new vulnerability also exists in Edge, a Chromium-based browser. As a result, the company has updated the browser to counter the latest in-the-wild exploit.
It also advises users to check if the update was successful on their devices. They should go to settings/about, and if the version is 99.0.1150.55 or higher, it is no longer susceptible to the CVE-2022-1096 threat.