Bad News! Simple link crashes Google Chrome

A security research company called Andris Atteka has discovered that Google Chrome can be crashed by simply typing a simple web address. The damaging link is http://a/%%30%30and once it is typed or pasted into Chrome, it forces the browser to break and have to be re-opened. The matter has been reported to Google and they say that they are working on a fix.

For now it is not known whether the bug threatens the security of the computer as it only forces the browser to crash, but does not load anything malicious. The effect the bug has is that one could lose any work that they have unsaved in their browser. Chrome can re-open tabs and windows, but doesn’t by default save the information entered in text fields or anywhere else, so opening the link party way through writing a form could lead to losing all of that work.