Scan to Download ios&Android APP

Alphabet stock down 4% after Chrome browser update

15:00, 4 October 2021

Share this article
In this article:
  • GOOG

    2183.35 USD
    -3 -0.140%

Have a confidential tip for our reporters?

Google's Chrome browser icon
Google Chrome browser icon – Photo: Shutterstock

Google parent company Alphabet stock fell 4% after the company issued an update to its Chrome browser late last week.

Last Thursday Google released version 94.0.4606.71 of its Chrome browser which fixed two computer security flaws which were previously unknown - known as zero day vulnerabilities.

This update now brings the total zero days that Google has patched in its Chrome browser to 13 for the year, according to industry blog BleepingComputer.

Class C shares down 4%

As at 11:12am EST (UTC-5), Alphabet's Class C shares were down 4% to $2,623.91 while Class A common stock was also down 4% at $2,630.98.

Alphabet has two share classes: Class C shares trade under the "GOOG" ticker on the NASDAQ and have no voting rights while Class A common stock trading under the "GOOGL" ticker carries voting rights.

The two zero day flaws that were fixed involved potential “information leaks” and a browser memory allocation issue.

What is your sentiment on GOOG?

Vote to see Traders sentiment!

Security flaws called CVEs

Security flaws that have been flagged by industry experts are known as CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) and are assigned specific identity numbers from industry non-profit association MITRE in order to help companies, IT professionals and security researchers around the world.

Read more: Cybersecurity Sector Roundup

Capital Com is an execution-only service provider. The material provided on this website is for information purposes only and should not be understood as an investment advice. Any opinion that may be provided on this page does not constitute a recommendation by Capital Com or its agents. We do not make any representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information that is provided on this page. If you rely on the information on this page then you do so entirely on your own risk.

Still looking for a broker you can trust?

Join the 400.000+ traders worldwide that chose to trade with

1. Create & verify your account

2. Make your first deposit

3. You’re all set. Start trading