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Google Chrome in Beta, Vulnerabilities Discovered

Published: 2008-09-05
Last Updated: 2008-09-05 21:46:21 UTC
by John Bambenek (Version: 1)
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Google has released their awaited browser, Chrome, in beta. So far it looks to be a Windows-only, but that's likely to change.  In the short time it has been out, a few vulnerabilities have been discovered which isn't a big deal, that's what beta testing is for.  You can read the about half-dozen different ones on Bugtraq, for instance. The one area of concern I do have, is that they don't have a security page of noteworthiness.  The one they do have provies contact info, but nothing on current problems, where to download patches, or discussion of issues.  The biggest feature that any software developer should include is support information, especially when the software being developed is a web browser.  Other than that, there isn't much to say about Chrome except to wait and see (and to research) on what it does right and what it does wrong and if those privacy concerns out there are really something to worry about.

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John Bambenek
bambenek /at/ gmail \dot\ com

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E-Mail from SANS/GIAC

Published: 2008-09-05
Last Updated: 2008-09-05 19:28:21 UTC
by John Bambenek (Version: 1)
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There is an e-mail that went out from GIAC to complete a survey.  It uses an IP instead of a name, but the IP points to SurveyMonkey, a third party that was used.  This e-mail is legitimate and not a phishing attempt.

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John Bambenek
bambenek/at/gmail\dot\com

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