Google: Chrome zero-day was used together with a Windows 7 zero-day
Threat actors have been exploiting a recently patched security flaw in Google Chrome by combining the flaw with a vulnerability affecting Windows 7 machines. The combination of vulnerabilities is critical, as it can enable hackers to take over targeted computers.
While Windows is working to find a fix for the issue, Google has taken it upon itself to alert Windows users about it. The company recommends Chrome users to update to the latest version of the browser, and says that Windows 7 users can mitigate the other issue by upgrading to Windows 10, as this operating system is most likely not affected by the flaw.