Author: Melodie Foster
Date: 14th April 2021
A security researcher posted a working exploit code that would lead to remote code execution on Twitter. The researcher said it affects the current versions of Google Chrome and may also affect other browsers that use the Chromium framework, like Microsoft Edge.
This was a result of an ethical hacking contest held last week where the rules stipulate that the Chrome security team receive details of the code so that they can patch the vulnerability as soon as possible. However, as of the time of writing, a patch has not yet been released to browsers that use Chromium, so Chrome, Edge and other browsers are potentially vulnerable to exploitation.
Google is expected to release a patch to fix the vulnerability on Tuesday.
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