Security problems with Google Chrome?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Some of the sparkle may be beginning to fade after the high profile release of Google’s spanking new web browser, Google Chrome, as the internet community discovers potential security flaws in its code.

Dancho Danchev has blogged on ZDNet that researcher Rishi Narang has found a DoS vulnerability that can can cause the browser to crash if the user follows a malicious link.

In addition, Ryan Naraine reports that Chrome is running an out-of-date version of WebKit and may be vulnerable to the highly publicised “carpet bombing” flaw that struck Apple Safari earlier this year.

No-one should really be surprised by this news. Any release of software by Google is likely to get a huge amount of attention from security researchers, all keen to discover if a problem can be found amid all the champagne cork-popping.

Furthermore, and I…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.