Google has issued a new warning to all 3.2 billion Chrome users globally — as well as users of other Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge — that 'zero-day' attacks are becoming more common. Google has also detailed why this is happening and what you can do to keep safe.
In Google Chrome, a new zero-day high-threat level hack has been discovered.
Adrian Taylor of the Google Chrome Security Team explained in a new blog post that zero-day attacks are on the rise.
“You may have noticed that phrases like 'exploit for CVE-1234-567 exists in the wild' have been appearing more often recently,” Taylor explains. “While the increase may initially seem concerning, it’s important to understand the reason behind this trend.”
Taylor added that users should upgrade Chrome if it prompts to be updated. He also said that for IT enterprise, enabling auto-update should be activated, and educate themselves with the additional enterprise policies and controls that they can apply to Chrome within their organization.