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Mar 28, 2022 9:46 am
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Chrome & Edge suffer from CVE-2022-1096 zero-day exploit

Exploit highlights dangerous vulnerability.

Chrome Vulnerability

A Google Chrome security update has been issued following the discovery of a zero-day exploit, which was reported by an anonymous security researcher. The company has responded by acknowledging and issuing an update to Google Chrome, which you can get now on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Due to the nature of the exploit, Google has chosen to stay fairly tight-lipped about details of it thus far in their security update, which was issued on March 25.

[$TBD][1309225] High CVE2022-1096: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by anonymous on 2022-03-23

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V8 Confusion issue

V8 is the Javascript engine under Chrome, which allows the browser to render Javascript effectively. From the information that we can ascertain from Google, the company has not issued any further details about the update, presumably until most people update their browsers, ensuring their safety before detailing the exploit, which could leave more users vulnerable if they were to discover it.

Microsoft Edge also affected

Since Edge runs on Chromium, Microsoft’s browser has also been affected by this zero-day exploit, and you should update your browser immediately if you are running an older build of Edge, as it may still be vulnerable to this zero-day. Microsoft’s developers did not share any further details on the exploit, nor did they divulge anything further, mirroring Google’s stance on CVE-2022-1096, to ensure that users update before sharing any further information.

Update to Chrome 99.0.4844.84

To ensure your safety in getting to safety, and ensure that you are protected against this exploit, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve downloaded the latest Chrome update, which is being rolled out worldwide, and it’s only expected to take a few weeks for a full rollout to occur. Google doesn’t usually only tell us about a single threat, which might highlight just how severe this one might be, so with that unusual occurrence in mind, be sure to get your browser updated to protect yourself, as it sounds as if this might be a nasty one to come down with. You don’t want to mess around, or

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