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Google Chrome vulnerable to carpet-bombing flaw

Discussion in 'News' started by wagnerk, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. wagnerk
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    Google Chrome vulnerable to carpet-bombing flaw

    Google’s shiny new Web browser is vulnerable to a carpet-bombing vulnerability that could expose Windows users to malicious hacker attacks.

    Just hours after the release of Google Chrome, researcher Aviv Raff discovered that he could combine two vulnerabilities — a flaw in Apple Safari (WebKit) and a Java bug discussed at this year’s Black Hat conference — to trick users into launching executables direct from the new browser.

    Raff has cooked up a harmless demo of the attack in action, showing how a Google Chrome users can be lured into downloading and launching a JAR (Java Archive) file that gets executed without warning.

    Read the whole story here.

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    1. Qs
      ...fantastic :dry

      Glad I used it for 20 mins got fed up and went back to Firefox then :p

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