CERT-IN has issued a warning to the users of Microsoft Edge web browser.
The agency has claimed that several flaws have been found in the Microsoft Edge browser.
The agency has advised Microsoft Edge users to update the browser.
New Delhi. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), a nodal agency of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has issued a warning to users of the Microsoft Edge web browser. The agency has claimed that many flaws have been found in the browser. The agency says that these flaws could allow hackers to bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary code on targeted systems.
The government agency has advised Microsoft Edge users not to ignore this warning and update the browser to avoid any kind of hacking. These flaws have been found in the Chromium open-source software (OSS). Earlier on Monday, the popular internet browser was informed about various vulnerabilities by CERT-In.
Hackers send specially prepared requests
The hacker takes advantage of these loopholes by sending specially designed requests to those targeted systems, which bypass the security restrictions. Hackers can execute arbitrary code on such systems. According to the advisory, it has also affected the Microsoft Edge browser version in the past.
What to do to avoid hacking
The nodal agency has advised the users of Microsoft Edge to update the web browser to avoid any kind of hacking. At the same time, Microsoft has also rolled out an update for its Edge browser, which is fixing these flaws.
How to Download Updates for Microsoft Edge
To download the update for Microsoft Edge, first click on the three dots option in the upper right corner of your browser. Then click on Help and Feedback option, then go to About Microsoft Edge and now update your browser.