In Google Chrome’s Zero Day Exploit, your computer turns into an access point from which hackers can compromise files and data.
A zero-day attack is a security flaw that has been exploited by hackers due to the vast majority of vulnerable devices. At times, a software vendor knows about the flaw without a patch in place to fix it. When a patch becomes available for a zero-day exploit, drop what you are doing and update your system with the latest security software.
To prevent this cyber-attack, update your Google Chrome browser to the 72.0.3626.121 version, released in the beginning of March 2019.
According to ZDNet, Google’s update included one solitary security fix (CVW-2019-5786) for Chrome’s FileReader, which is a web API that let websites and web apps examine the contents within the files stored on the user’s computer.
Check if you are up-to-date with the latest Google Chrome browser by typing in your web browser the following URL: chrome://settings/help
Not only will this show you the current version you are using, but also update your browsers simultaneously. Make this part of your weekly routine, in case of any auto-updates that failed in the past.