Browser Archive

Serious Security Flaw in Google Chrome

Security expert Aviv Raff discovered a flaw in the newly released Google Chrome browser. He set up a demo of the exploit here. This will download a java file to your desktop if you are using Chrome.

Chrome also has a potentially serious security flaw from the old version of WebKit it is based on. An attacker could easily trick users into launching an executable Java file by combining a flaw in WebKit with a known Java bug and some smart social engineering.

Meanwhile, researcher Rishi Narang disclosed another flaw that causes Chrome to crash just by visiting a malicious link and without user interaction. He setup a Proof of Concept at

This is especially embarrassing for Google as it promoted security in the new browser in its press release and even in the demo video they have on their website.