Chrome suffers 5 Zero-Day vulnerabilities in less than a month: it is imperative that you have the latest updated version of the browser: Google Chrome is not at its best.
In just three weeks, five Zero-Day vulnerabilities have been detected. These types of vulnerabilities are those that cybercriminals already know and have been able to start exploiting, while the developer —in this case, Google— ignored it.
All these vulnerabilities have already been patched and fixed, so it is again essential that you keep all your programs updated to the latest versions. However, Forbes gives some details of what were the last two gaps that were detected in the popular browser.
As the prestigious economic medium exposes in this article, these last two vulnerabilities have been baptized as CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017, and for the moment Google has not given more details on how they worked or what effect they produced when exploited precisely because many of its users have not updated Chrome.
Although it is common to encounter new security gaps in popular computer tools, on this occasion it has been the US Department of Homeland Security itself through its cybersecurity agency, CISA, which has warned of the severity of them and the need to update the browser as soon as possible.
Chrome suffers 5 Zero-Day vulnerabilities
The problem is the usual one: when a program suffers a vulnerability and its developer patches it and sends the update, the ball falls on the roof of the users.
Chrome, for example, already sent an update in early November for one of these newly detected vulnerabilities. Hank Schless, Senior Manager of security solutions at Lookout, exposes part of the problem to Forbes: "24 hours after the updated version of Chrome was available on the Play Store, we checked that barely half of Android users had downloaded it."
For this reason, Schless points out that outdated mobiles can be as dangerous as apps and programs without updating. "They leave gaps open for cybercriminals to access users' personal or professional data by exploiting vulnerabilities."
Right now the latest version of the browser is 86.0.4240.198. To check if you enjoy the latest version, just go to the browser settings —the 3 vertical dots on both desktop and mobile-and click on Settings. Look for the last option: Chrome info.
Chrome suffers 5 Zero-Day vulnerabilities
Spanish pharmaceutical company Reig Jofre could produce 50 million covid-19 vaccines a year at its new plant in Barcelona
The Spanish pharmaceutical company Reig Jofre will be able to produce 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine a year in its new factory without canceling any existing contract, as it has assured in the statement in which it reported its results for the last quarter and collected by Reuters.
The company has a plant under construction in Barcelona and expects it to start operating in the second quarter of 2021.
"The new injectable vial manufacturing plant has the capacity, respecting other contracts and expansion plans, to manufacture up to 50 million vials per year. This capacity could ensure the manufacture and supply of the vaccine to countries that require it from the second quarter of 2021", underlines the company.
The company, which manufactures and packages antibiotics, injectables and other healthcare products, also reported that nine-month net profit grew to 5.3 million euros, with sales of 170 million euros.
Right now, Spain has reserved 20 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech —which could be the first company to obtain approval for its commercialization— and 30 million doses of the vaccine from AstraZeneca with the University of Oxford.
It is also expected to get more doses from other companies with which the European Commission is negotiating thanks to the agreements of Advance Purchase of vaccines against COVID-19 that is closing the EU with the aim of speeding up the development, manufacture and deployment of effective and safe vaccines.
Salvador Illa, Minister of Health, said recently that he was confident that by May there will be a" relevant percentage " of the Spanish population vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Although many international pharmaceutical are counting on Spain to complete their final stages of production of vaccines, our country does not have a plant to make the entire process of manufacturing vaccines for human use because there are no labs that produce the antigens.
Reig Jofre's manufacturing capacity will therefore be very welcome in a crisis that has exposed Spain's shortcomings and its international dependence.