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The default Chrome 64/64-based version of the popular image-management app, Imgur, was updated to 64 bits earlier today.
The update, which Google says affects 1.4 million Imgur users worldwide, is one of the latest in a series of security patches that Google has released to address a series (and possibly ongoing) vulnerabilities in its Chrome OS platform.
The updates also include several security fixes and improvements, including a fix for a flaw in the browser’s built-in HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) encryption scheme that was identified earlier this year by researchers at Symantec.
While the bug was never officially exploited in the wild, it was discovered by a team of researchers at the security firm ThreatConnect.
Imgur has been the subject of multiple security incidents since 2014, when a vulnerability in the app was used to compromise an account on a website that hosted some of the company’s largest and most popular photos.
That incident, and a subsequent report by ThreatConnect, prompted Google to take action.
At the time, the company claimed that the vulnerability could only be exploited by the remote attacker using a specially crafted image.
The latest Imgur 64-bit update, however, addresses the bug by automatically encrypting any and all image uploads it sees.
This is a welcome change for the Imgur community, as it makes it easier to keep your image-sharing platform secure, even if your computer doesn’t have the necessary technical capabilities.
“Imgur users should update now, as we continue to update our browser to fix some of our security issues, including the CVE-2018-0038 vulnerability,” a Google spokesperson told Ars.
“As part of the 64-bits update, we are making a series a few improvements to the Imgur web app for better protection and to reduce the number of vulnerabilities.
We are also updating our Chrome web app to fix the issue.”
The update also includes an improved browser security model that Google says addresses the issue with the SSL/TLS handshake used by Imgur.
The company says that Imgur’s default browser uses the HTTP Secure HTTP protocol to perform HTTP request authentication and SSL/OTP handshake, which it says is much more secure than the HTTP Basic Authentication method that it used when it launched Imgur in 2011.
“In this new HTTPS-based SSL/TCP mode, Imgus TLS handshake is now implemented using a new, more secure algorithm called Diffie-Hellman,” the company explained in its blog post.
“This reduces the chances of a brute-force attack by using a different key, and it also makes it much more difficult for attackers to spoof SSL/SSLv3 certificates.”
The Imgur security update also adds support for SSLv3v2 and TLSv1, two key security protocols that were first introduced in 2011 and later implemented in a handful of browsers, including Chrome, Safari, and Opera.
It also includes the following security fixes: An attacker who compromises a compromised Imgur user account could gain access to all of Imgur uploads, or any user account on an Imgur server.
This vulnerability was patched in October 2017 and was fixed by Google in August 2018.
It can also be exploited if the attacker knows the user’s password and is able to obtain that password from an Imgurl account’s browser cookie.
An attacker could also exploit the issue to compromise Imgur if the Imgarvers account’s password is not stored on the device.
An additional bug in Imgur that allows a remote attacker to compromise the Imgs server could also be used to steal credentials from Imgur and steal sensitive information.
An Imgur exploit could also allow an attacker to send sensitive data to a third party using the compromised Imgarver account’s email address.
The vulnerability can also result in the execution of arbitrary code on a compromised user’s computer.