June 23, 2021 Daily Awesome News

Security Concerns by Google Chrome Users Around The World

Google Chrome is the world’s most famous web browser. More than 60% of users are using Google web browsers for internet surfing. It has lots of features that you will not find in other web browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Safari etc. The users can easily get an idea about the websites by using its Task Manager. It is also providing the super clean contextual menus to the users. The users can easily search their favourite websites from the search menus. If you have closed a website mistakenly, you can easily reopen it. It is also allowing the users to launch the website from the start menu.

If you are using Google Chrome, you should update the latest version of Google Chrome. Google Chrome has launched the latest version 88.0.4324.150 for the users. They have launched this version after fixing the vulnerability. This website is rolling across almost all the platforms. That’s why Google Chrome users can easily update it. According to Google, some hackers have tried to infect their machines. If you want to get rid of this bug, you should use the latest version of the Google Chrome. You can easily update Google Chrome in the ‘About Google Chrome’ menu.

Instead of this update, the sync abuse is keeping the Google developers busy. That’s why lots of Google Chrome users have to face three security concerns during the last 24 hours. They have to face these security concerns in the form of malicious extensions. These malicious extensions have impacted almost 2 million Google Chrome users. The latest security concerns have shown new ways of the hackers that can bypass the firewalls of Google Chrome. We will try to discuss them one by one.

Before discussing them, we will try to discuss the Great Suspender. It has an extension that more than 2 million users have downloaded from the Google Web Store. The hackers have pulled it from Google’s servers. After pulling it from Google’s servers, they have deleted it from the computers of the users. This extension was the best tool for users. Its reason is that this extension has solved the problem of the small RAM of the users. The Chrome tabs are consuming lots of memory of the devices. The most important task of the Great Suspender is to suspend the tabs temporarily. As a result, Google Chrome can run smoothly on the devices even with modest resources.

Characteristically Terse:

It is one of the most important reasons for the removal. While removing, a message is displayed on the devices. This message is ‘This extension contains malware’. After that, they get an indication that this extension has removed. The spokesman of Google has declined it. This kind of problem was reported in November. The last developer of this extension has sold it in the last June. Under the new ownership, it has started to show these kinds of malicious behaviours. The latest thread is showing that its new version has some codes. These codes are tracking and manipulating the Web requests of the users.

After the automatic removal of this extension, they have to face some new problems. According to the users, they can’t get access to the suspended tabs. Anyhow, users have discussed several ways to recover these tabs in a thread on the Reddit. If you want to recover these tabs, you can read the comments of the users on this thread. Now, the problem is that most of the users have lots of security concerns about Google Chrome.

High-Severity-Zero-Day:

As we have discussed earlier that Google has released a new update on Thursday. While updating its web browser, Google has released a press that they have fixed the zero-day vulnerability in the web browser. The users can track this vulnerability problem as CVE-2021-21148. They have to face this overflow flaw in v8. They have indicated this flaw in Google’s open-source JavaScript engine. According to Google, the severity of this flaw was high. No doubt, Google has provided information about this flaw. Now, the problem is that Google has still provided minimal information about this flaw.

They have said that the company is well aware of this flaw and users will not face this kind of flaw in the future. In response to Google’s update, the security firm Tenable has posted an article. According to this firm, they have reported this flaw on January 24. It means that they have reported this flaw before Google’s threat analysis group. For this reason, Microsoft has also published its report. According to Microsoft, this attack of the hackers is exploiting Chrome’s zero-day. Anyhow, Google has declined to provide further views about this flaw.

Sync Abuse:

The security researchers of an assignment writing service have also reported a problem in Google Chrome. According to them, the hackers are using malware. With the help of this malware, they can easily bypass the firewalls of Google Chrome. After bypassing the firewalls of Google Chrome, they can easily get access to the command and control servers of Google Chrome. According to the security researchers, this is one of the major security concerns for the Google Chrome users. Its reason is that with the help of this attack, hackers can perform lots of tasks. First, they can share bookmarks. Secondly, they can also share the browser tabs. At last, they can also share passwords across different devices.

To attack Google Chrome, hackers are using various extensions. Some extensions are available on the Google Web Store. On the other hand, some extensions are not available on the Google Web Store. According to Google’s spokesman, their developers are not working on the synchronization of this web browser. Its reason is that these are local kinds of attacks. If they are not working on it, it means that they are creating the major security concern for the users. As a result, hackers can easily steal the most important information of the users. Google should take these security concerns seriously. After taking them seriously, they should take immediate actions to resolve these problems.

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