Chrome Bug Enabled Crooks to Send Malicious Code to Your Browser as PDF Files

Google has recently patched a high severity security bug in the Chrome browser that allowed crooks to send malicious code to your browser and take over your entire system.

The issue, tracked by the CVE-2016-1681 identifier, affects the browser’s built-in PDF reader called PDFium.

Google patched the issue with the release of Chrome 51.0.2704.63, released on May 25. In the meantime, Chrome released another wave of security updates at the start of June.

Cisco discovered the issue, and Google patched it in six days

Cisco’s Aleksandar Nik… (read more)
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