Chrome Bug Puts Windows 7 In Hackers’ Crosshairs

Chrome Bug Puts Windows 7 In Hackers’ Crosshairs

Last week, a serious bug in the Chrome browser caused Google to issue a “patch now” statement. While this bug is pretty easy to fix, because Chrome more or less patches itself, it has brought other things to light. Part of the bug was further exploitable due to a kernel driver flaw in Windows 7. Google has reported the flaw to Microsoft and also recommended all users upgrade to Windows 10. Being that Windows 7 is still a very popular operating system, this is bad news for many users.

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