Chrome Hackers Are Getting Paid for Keeping up the Security

Numerous security fixes are published by reputable vendors. Similarly, to resolve six serious security flaws affecting the Chrome browser, Google is currently putting out an update. The hackers who identified four of the security bugs were paid a sum of $45,000.

A vulnerability known as a use-after-free flaw refers to a problem that arises when a program uses a pointer after it has been released, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code and resulting in the program's crash. Other zero-day vulnerabilities in the server of the browser have also been found. Secondly, the Chrome update also fixes a glaring problem of inadequate data verification. Further serious flaws in Google Chrome contain memory buffer overflow and use-after-free bugs in the 3D rendering software, along with an object lifecycle problem in ANGLE, an accessible platform that visualizes the abstraction layer.

Many hackers with names as well as anonymous ones have earned their bounties of about $45,000 in total for keeping the globally used browser safe and secure.

To terminate such flaws, Vice-President of Vulnerability and Threat Research at Actions, Mr. Mike Walters advises a user that only if he or she accesses a website with harmful malware, such as via opening a link in a spam folder of emails or by negligent surfing, all of the risks produced by mentioned mistakes can be leveraged. The user is instructed to update all Chrome applications without unnecessary postponement.

Google Chrome is still working on the updates regarding security which will be available for all users once it will be progressed. The process to experience the updated version starts by opening Chrome first. Then by pressing the three dots located at the top right corner of the browser. After that, you will get the option of Help by moving the mouse to About. Chrome will inform you by displaying the forthcoming updates. Restarting the program will lead you to a better-protected browser.

H/T: Forbes.

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