In today’s day and age if you are online you are vulnerable.
Security, in all essence, is the number one need and preference of the modern day individual and it is a matter of an important concern.
If we were aware of the threats that we face from the unknown evolution in the world of technology we’d be very scared.
There are often hackers in the world of technology – the term hacker has been corrupted over time.
The original meaning of hacker was a person who could tweak with anything to make it easier, someone who had an innovative bend of mind and a new perspective to things and someone who could do a task with more efficiency and creativity.
The modern day hacker is nothing like that. The modern day hacker is a feared term. In today’s day and age people consider hackers to be people who would break into your account and read your e-mails, steal your bank details and rob you off your digital identity.
The modern day definition of hackers has been maligned by a few notorious minds who have done a lot of destructive things in the name of ‘hackers’.
One of such ‘hackers’ of the modern day has come out with a code which can crash your chrome browser if you are an apple macbook user.
A thirteen character code is responsible for this crash of Google Chrome browser, and it is being referred to as the Google Chromium Hack.
On loading the code, which is in Assyrian script, your computer will hang and your chrome browser will crash. chrome://crashes is d043b37f53c2436f is the crash code for the error.
Here is the complete report:
Chrome Version : 41.0.2272.89 64 bit
OS version : 10.95
Behavior in Safari 3.x/4.x : Renders squares/doesn’t crash
Behavior in Chrome for Windows : Renders correctly
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Any page with ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܝܬ ܐܦܪܝܡ will crash the chrome tab on a Mac
2. Just create any dummy page with the unicode characters, and the Mac Chrome tab will crash hard
What is the expected result?
Expect it not to crash
What happens instead?
This is pretty serious. You could imagine someone spamming this message in hangouts/gmail and just straight-up force crashing all Mac Chrome browsers. Someone could post this on Facebook, and force-crash all Mac Chrome browers that saw it.