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Flaws discovered in Google Chrome hours after launch

Posted September 4, 2008 by admin in News

In the proof-of-concept, Raff?s code shows how a malicious hacker can use a clever social engineering lure ? it requires two mouse clicks ? to plant malware on Windows desktops.

The Google Chrome user-agent shows that Chrome is actually WebKit 525.13 (Safari 3.1), which is an outdated/vulnerable version of that browser.

Apple patched the carpet-bombing issue with Safari v3.1.2.

Some Google Chrome early adopters using Windows Vista are reporting that files downloaded from the Internet are automatically dropped on the desktop, setting up a scenario where a combo-attack using this unpatched IE flaw could be used in attacks.


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