Jump to content

Security Update…


Recommended Posts


Google Issues Emergency Security Update For 3.2 Billion Chrome Users—Attacks Underway

Davey Winder
Davey Winder
Senior Contributor
Co-Founder, Straight Talking Cyber
Listen to article2 minutes
Google chrome logo

Update your Chrome browser now, Google tells everyone


Google has issued an emergency security update for all Chrome users as it confirms that attackers are already exploiting a high severity zero-day vulnerability.

The emergency update to version 99.0.4844.84 of Chrome is highly unusual in that it addresses just a single security vulnerability. A fact that only goes to emphasize how serious this one is.


In a Chrome stable channel update announcement, published March 25, Google confirms it "is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1096 exists in the wild." 

All Chrome users are therefore advised to ensure their browsers are updated as a matter of urgency.Not much is known, at least publicly, at this stage about CVE-2022-1096 other than it is a "Type Confusion in V8." This refers to the JavaScript engine employed by Chrome. This holding back of detail is not unusual in such cases where a vulnerability is already being exploited by attackers. Google often will not reveal technical details until such a time as the update has been able to protect most of Chrome's 3.2 billion users.

Update March 28: Microsoft has now confirmed that this vulnerability exists in Edge, which is a Chromium-based browser. Edge has also been updated to protect users against the in-the-wild exploit. Go to settings|about and if your browser version is 99.0.1150.55 or higher, it is no longer vulnerable to the CVE-2022-1096 issue. Chromium powers a whole bunch of browsers, including Brave and Vivaldi, and so I'd expect a lot of security fixes to be forthcoming.

…for Chrome users…





  • Thanks 1
Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.