ALERT! – Google Chrome, Little Caesar’s Pizza – ALERT!

Published On March 8, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | Alerts, News and Analysis

Google is advising users of the Chrome browser to immediately update the program. According to Google the update will patch a “high” risk security flaw that hackers are currently exploiting on unsuspecting victims.

The issue is so serious that Justin Schuh, Google’s Chrome engineering and security desktop lead, tweeted that users of the Chrome browser should update it “right this minute” on every device.

Currently known as CVE-2019-5786 the flaw is a zero day vulnerability. This means that no one has any warning of the problem until it is under attack. But according to ZDNet.com the flaw was already under attack last week. As a security practice when bugs are discovered most companies will not immediately reveal what they know of how they work until a patch or other fix has been rolled out to the majority of users. This allows companies like Google to notify users, and roll out updates, without tipping off any hackers to the existence se of the vulnerability.

Little Caesar’s Pizza!

Buyer beware! Little Caesar’s Pizza has issued an urgent warning that hackers are offering fake coupons from the pizza chain. The coupon is exactly what it appears to be, too good to be true. The offers reads, “Little Caesars is rewarding everyone with 3 free large pizza coupon on their 60th anniversary.” The offer was first found online in February 2019. Little Caesars is warning consumers via social media that not only is the coupon fraudulent, but that clicking on it could launch the installation of a virus on the user’s device.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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