Google Chrome 2021 zero-days
But it didn’t share technical specifics about how the two vulnerabilities were exactly exploited. This stable channel update also included the use-after-free vulnerability in the Web Transport component CVE-2021-38002. Specialists pointed out this patch for the first time at the Tianfu Cup contest held earlier this month in China. In total, it would be 16 zero-days in the web browser since the start of this year.
For the mitigation of all possible risks, update your Chrome browser to the latest version (95.0.4638.69) for Windows, Linux and Mac. Head to Settings > Help > “About Google Chrome”.
Google Chrome history and statistics
The Google Chrome web browser was released in 2008. In the beginning, only Microsoft Windows users could use it. But macOS, Linux, and various mobile platforms quickly got the support for the browser. In the middle of 2012 Chrome became the most popular browser worldwide. And according to Statista Chrome is currently the main browser of more than 2.65 billion internet users. That constitutes 1.29 billion in 2014.
Google Chrome has a global browser market share of 63.58% across all devices. A small decrease from the 64.6% share registered in 2019. For the comparison, the nearest competitor – Safari – has a market share of 19.37%. Among mobile users, Chrome has a little lower market share of 62.48%. Chrome’s occupancy in the mobile browser market has nonetheless been steadily climbing higher since it was introduced here.