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As we already know, Google pays experts to find and fix security issues in its products and this time the bug found seems quite serious, since 16 characters are enough to crash Google Chrome This vulnerability is still in place in the latest version of Chrome, so we can still be affected for this annoying problem.
A string of characters entered in the address bar is all it takes to crash the popular Google Chrome browser and we'll show you how it happens.
16 characters crashes Google Chrome
Characters by themselves are not enough to "close unexpectedly" a program, but they are if the program in question translates a string into an expression invalid.
This is precisely what happens with this string of characters, which when entered in the address bar of Google Chrome, after Having the Chrome kernel translate the address into a valid language causes an error in the program that closes it instantly.
The text string in question is " http://a/%%30%30" which we have learned, it is also capable of breaking Opera's security filter, although it does not work in Mozilla Firefox.
This problem does not directly affect security but it can greatly annoy users and of course, you already have your own report in the Chromium project, so hopefully we will have a solution on our computers soon.
How about 16 characters being enough to crash Chrome? Do you think this error could be used for bad purposes?