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Researchers Discover Dangerous Security Vulnerability in Google Chrome Affecting Billions of Users

Fri 13 Jan 2023 | 11:44 PM
Ahmed Moamar

Information security researchers have found a critical security vulnerability in Chrome and other browsers based on the Chromium project, affecting about 2.5 billion users worldwide.

Imperva researchers said that the seriousness of the vulnerability lies in the fact that it allows hackers to steal users' sensitive files, including the contents of cryptocurrency wallets and login credentials.

According to the researchers, the way Chrome and browsers based on the Chromium open-source web browser project interact with so-called symbolic links in file systems suffers from a flaw.

The researchers explain that symbolic links (Symlinks) are files that refer to another file or directory in operating systems, and they allow the system to deal with the file or directory associated with the original files as if they were in the same location.