Zero-day bug with patch in Chrome
Whenever a security flaw appears, it is essential to correct it. But this is even more important when it comes to the browser. This is the case of this zero-day bug that affects Google Chrome. It is an exploitable vulnerability and that has caused Google to quickly release an update, the 103.0.5060.114.
Specifically, it corrects three vulnerabilities that have been registered as follows:
All of them have been rated high risk. They do not reach the level of criticism, but they are still important security problems that affect the browser. At the moment, as it is an exploitable vulnerability from Google, they have not given more information about it, since that could cause hackers to create exploits.
These vulnerabilities they have already been fixed with Chrome updates. However, these patches will gradually reach users and may take a few days. However, you can force the update to have it now. It is something that we recommend to avoid any problem that could expose your security when browsing.
How to fix these bugs
If you want to fix these Google Chrome zero-day vulnerabilities, the best way is to update your browser. It is a simple process that you can do at any time. To do this you have to go to the menu at the top right (the three points), go to Help and click on Google Chrome Information.
There, it will automatically show you which version you have installed. Remember that you must have version 103.0.5060.114 to be able to correct these errors. If you had any previous one, the browser itself will start the update process. This will only last a few seconds and you will quickly see the blue signal indicating that you have it updated. You should see something like the following image.
As you can see, in our case we already have version 103.0.5060.114 installed in Google Chrome. Therefore, the browser is not vulnerable to these flaws that we have explained in this article. It indicates that it is correctly updated and we can also see that the version numbering matches correctly.
Does this mean that our browser is already fully protected? At least count these vulnerabilities, yes. However, it is important that you take certain precautions in order to avoid other threats that may come when browsing. For example, you should avoid installing extensions that could be a risk. You should always install them from official sources and this way you will avoid many problems.
It is also important to keep a good protection on the device. For example, you should use a good antivirus that detects threats in the form of malware. This will prevent you from getting into trouble if you accidentally download a malicious file.