India’s cyber security agency CERT-In has issued a warning about potential threats in older versions of Google Chrome OS. They say that to remove the flaws and to protect against any future threats, users should update their browsers to 114.0.5735.350 or newer version. These vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to execute malicious code, gain root privileges, bypass security solutions, or cause a disruption of service on the affected system.
Let us tell you that, the problems mainly arise from the flaw in the side panel search feature and inadequate data verification in the extension. Attackers can activate vulnerabilities by tricking users into visiting a specific website and exploit these vulnerabilities.
To stay safe, CERT-In is advising users to update their Google Chrome OS immediately. Not only this, the department has also suggested to be cautious while browsing. In particular, it is also advised not to click on links from untrusted sources to visit unfamiliar or suspicious websites or not to respond to unsolicited emails and messages.
CERT-In is currently running Cyber Swachhta Fortnight till 15th February 2024. In which the focus is on securing cyberspace from botnets that pose a threat to end-user systems. As part of this initiative, they have launched Cyber Hygiene Center in collaboration with eScan.