In a startling development, the federal government on Tuesday issued a high-risk alert for millions of users of the widely popular web browser, Google Chrome.
According to an advisory released by the cabinet division, certain versions of the Google Chrome browser have been identified as vulnerable, potentially exposing users to the risks of cyberattacks.
The advisory, which has set alarm bells ringing in cybersecurity circles, warns that these vulnerabilities could provide malicious actors with the opportunity to compromise a user’s computer or device. This news comes as a wake-up call to those relying on Google Chrome for their daily web browsing activities.
The potential consequences of these vulnerabilities are nothing short of concerning. If exploited, they could lead to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and the ominous threat of Remote Code Execution (RCE) via HTML pages.