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The government's warning to Google Chrome and Apple users, your device can be hacked by one mistake


The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a warning to users of both Google Chrome and Apple iTunes. According to CERT-In, vulnerabilities have been identified in these applications that could potentially allow cyber attackers to gain control over users' devices.

In Google Chrome, several vulnerabilities have been found, including issues with the VISUAL and ANGLE components, a so-called 'use-after-free' bug. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by hackers, particularly via specially crafted HTML pages, to cause heap corruption.

These vulnerabilities affect Google Chrome users on desktop platforms before version 124.0.6367.201/.202 for Windows and macOS and version 124.0.6367.201 for Linux. Users are advised to update their browsers immediately.

Apple iTunes is also at risk due to a flaw in the CoreMedia component, which can be used by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected devices. This vulnerability affects users of Apple iTunes on Windows platforms before version 12.13.2.

CERT-In advises users to immediately update their software to mitigate these security risks.

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