Crashing Google Chrome

A reader has found a way how to crash not just tabs, but the entire Google Chrome browser time and time again with two keystrokes. We will let this pass through since Chrome is still in beta, but still: Chrome should not crash that easily. One of our readers noticed that Chrome and all of its tabs will […]

A reader has found a way how to crash not just tabs, but the entire Google Chrome browser time and time again with two keystrokes. We will let this pass through since Chrome is still in beta, but still: Chrome should not crash that easily. One of our readers noticed that Chrome and all of its tabs will crash as soon as the two characters “:%” are entered in the URL bar. Chrome’s message: “Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. Restart now?”

The event can be replicated reliably. But before you try it, make sure you aren’t in a critical browsing session as Chrome won’t be able to recover any tabs from that crash.

SecuriTeam also reported a crashing Google Chrome: According to the company, a crash can happen when a user visits a malicious link that includes an undefined handler followed by a 'special' character.

Source:→ TG Daily