- Google tells users to update the browser immediately due to a disruptive bug
- The bug is more dangerous as it targets Chrome directly not third party apps
- One bug was fixed but Google won’t reveal the full effect of the loophole yet
- Users must also actively reboot their computers in order to expel the flaw
Google‘s lead security engineer has warned users to update Chrome immediately or risk having their system hijacked.
A security breach was uncovered by hackers on the desktop version of Chrome before the company had chance to spot the flaw.
The exploit relates to a part of Chrome called FileReader, which lets software built into websites access data stored on a user’s computer.
Google has not released any further details on the bug, to avoid giving copycats information on how to find a workaround to their fix.