Google has released an update to its Chrome web browser, fixing a number of security bugs. Of particular note, is the fact that the new Chrome version 86.0.4240.111 contains a patch for a recently discovered zero-day exploit.

The security bug, listed as CVE-2020-15999, is a memory corruption vulnerability, which will come as no surprise to individuals with knowledge of the Chrome security landscape. According to internal research undertaken by Google, 70 per cent of all the serious security bugs affecting Chrome are memory-related. Microsoft researchers came up with a similar figure.



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