Researchers reported Monday that the vast majority of Chrome users take close to a month to install a new patch – something that’s a cause for concern amid an increase in the number of zero-day attacks on Chrome browsers in the past year.
In a blog posted by Menlo Security, researchers found that while Chrome 87 was released on Nov. 17, 2020, it took at least a month for 84% of customers to update their browsers. The same trend was observed with Chrome 88, which was released on Jan. 19, 2021, but also took a month until 68% of customers updated.
Vinay Pidathala, director of security research at Menlo Security, said the researchers pointed out the lag, because of 10 zero-days actively exploiting browsers in the wild during 2020, four were directed at Chrome.
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