As the utilization of web-based applications and services continues to expand, the significance of maintaining web browsers with the most recent security patches becomes increasingly paramount. During a recent conference organized by Infosec City, our Senior Vulnerability Researcher, Wang Ding Qian, presented his research titled “Using Chrome PatchGap to Pwn Billions of Users” to companies and businesses in attendance.
The patch gap is a small window of time between when a security vulnerability is discovered and when a patch is released to fix it. Without regular updates, this patch gap can become a major security vulnerability.. Wang emphasized the importance of companies and businesses being aware of the potential security risks associated with utilizing outdated versions of Chrome, and the potential impact on their sensitive data, as well as their customers’ data, should they fail to update.
For companies and businesses, it’s essential to upgrade to the latest version of Chrome as soon as possible. This will ensure that they are protected against known security vulnerabilities and are able to take advantage of new features and improvements. Additionally, companies and businesses should make sure that they have a robust security plan in place to protect against cyber threats. This can include regular software updates, employee training on security best practices, and the use of tools such as firewalls and antivirus software.
You can download the presentation here: https://www.numencyber.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/SINCON_WangDingqian.pdf
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