The search engine giant announced the launch of the latest Chrome version back in late January. Chrome’s version 88.0.4324.150, apart from bringing in a list of impressive updates, also has improved security fixes for the users. Since the platform had been exploited by a vulnerability, Google incorporated enhanced fixes for it, as announced on Thursday. However, the company has not opened up about the CVE-2021-21148 vulnerability and is planning to reveal it once the majority of the users update to the latest version.
Surprisingly, the date when the reports of bug came in was 27th January, a day before a hacking campaign was publicly disclosed by Google’s Threat Analysis Group. This campaign is somehow expected to play a part in Chrome’s vulnerability. According to the news by Google’s Threat Analysis Group, government-backed hackers from North Korea are suspected of targeting and infecting their machines even for fully-patched software.
Regardless of the bug, every Chrome user must update to the latest version. Albeit the Chrome browser updates automatically but you can stay ahead of it and force the update manually in order to get aided by the new and improved features and fixes.