Since Google’s Chrome is beta, it was expected to have some flaws. The release of this beta browser was a field test by millions of users. What the security community was watching was Google responsiveness to vulnerability issues and it seems that Google has not disappointed:

“A Vietnamese security company has found a critical vulnerability in Google’s new browser Chrome, but Google has already released patch for that problem and at least one more.

The vulnerability is one of several problems identified in the browser since it was released early last week. The bug is a buffer overflow that occurs if a user saves a Web page containing an overly long “title” tag, according to Bach Koa Internetwork Security (Bkis), based at the Hanoi Institute of Technology.”

link: Critical Vulnerability Patched in Google’s Chrome

It seems that the security issues are addressed immediately. For Chrome users, a patch is available now.

Catherine Forsythe