A serious vulnerability has been found in the Google Chrome browser that could allow you to control your smartphone.
Serious vulnerability in Google Chrome
To solve the problem, Apple released a browser update on the Google Play Store, you can install the patch by updating your Google Chrome.
Updating Chrome on your Android phone when you download version 103.0.5060.71 will correct the vulnerability.
Although the CVE-2022-2294 vulnerability is currently being exploited, Google has not yet released details of how this vulnerability was discovered.
And the company only published through its official blog a quick update of the version that the user must download to avoid this vulnerability.
The vulnerability was discovered when Jan Vojtesek, a cybersecurity expert in the Avast team, reported it at the beginning of July.
To find out which version of Google Chrome you are currently using, go to Settings, then Applications, and you will see the version of the browser on your phone.
If your browser version is lower than the 103.0.5060.71 mentioned above, you will need to update to the patched version as soon as possible.
To install the patch on your phone, go to the Google Play Store and follow these steps:
- Click on the profile icon at the top right of the screen
- Then tap on Manage apps and device
- Under Available updates, click See details.
- Looking for an update for Chrome?
- If there is one, click the word Update
- If there is no update, close the screen and try later
Apparently, the vulnerability is related to the Web RTC platform that developers use to create audio and video applications.
And you should know that the vulnerability can allow hackers to spy on you and turn on the camera and mic without you knowing your smartphone, so you should update Google Chrome as soon as possible.
It is reported that this is not the first vulnerability and it will not be the last that we see in the Google phone browser and over time, we may see future security holes that occur in the Google browser.
So, in the end, we hope that Google’s quick response will be a solution to mitigate the damage of those vulnerabilities that threaten the privacy of users.