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Frost° wrote:
RMcGirr83 wrote:Google Chrome vulnerable to carpet-bombing flaw

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1843

Well that didn't take long.
That's what they get for stealing vulnerable code, especially from browser that was built for a Mac... right Highway? :lol:

Google specifically used a version of WebKit prior to the fix for the Carpet Bombing bug. ;)
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Interesting to note some Stats Shown by StatCounter.

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From StatCounter Blog wrote:According to research conducted by us here at StatCounter, Google’s new browser, Chrome, has taken 1% of the global browser market within a day of launch.

Google’s unusual step of publicising the Chrome browser on its notoriously clutter-free homepage is an indication of the plans that Google has for this browser…

“This is a phenomenal performance,” commented Aodhan Cullen, “this is war on Microsoft but the big loser could be Firefox.”

While Google may have the Internet Explorer market share in its sites, the fact that many Firefox users are more “mobile” as far as browser use is concerned, may impact on the current Firefox market share.

Note: The StatCounter analysis was conducted today, Wednesday, 03 September 2008, and was based on a sample of 18.5 million page views globally. The analysis identified that Internet Explorer holds 70% of the global browser market followed by Firefox with 22%.
This was expected. Google has a huge market share and anything even slightly being advertised by it is going to be explored by a huge number of people.
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:offtopic:
The analysis identified that Internet Explorer holds 70% of the global browser market followed by Firefox with 22%.
That's a damn shame!!
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It's true. Majority of people don't bother to migrate from Internet Explorer. In fact many people don't even know if there are 'other browsers'. They just know the 'E' icon makes internet work. lol
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This is social engineering Madison Avenue style. :shock:
We should talk less, and say more.
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SamG wrote:This is social engineering Madison Avenue style. :shock:
Incredible how I can't get your point here, perhaps using a different approach I could, though. :)

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Looks like the first exploits are found already :?

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1843
And
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1847
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Realisty wrote:Looks like the first exploits are found already :?

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1843
Chrome borrowed a buggy version of webkit, prior to be fixed about this exploit. ;) Dunno if already fixed.
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What I find weird is no one has bothered to tell the full tale .. Chrome is being released as Open Source (http://code.google.com/chromium/). So, if there is any code that sends my clicks/browsing info to Google, I can surely rip it out and re-build.

As far as UI is concerned, I love the fact its less cluttered and super-duper fast!
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Type :% into your address bar in Chrome and hit enter. :lol:
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ElbertF wrote:Type :% into your address bar in Chrome and hit enter. :lol:
It has been fixed but not yet the new version it is available though.
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Microsoft Internet Explorer - 72.15%
Firefox - 19.73%
Safari - 6.37%
Opera - 0.74%
Internet explorer should be near the bottom. Safari and Opera should be near the top. Unfortunately it isn't jsut about being a good browser.
ElbertF wrote:Type :% into your address bar in Chrome and hit enter. :lol:
What happens? To be on-topic of-course.
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It will crash Google Chrome, god0fgod.
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god0fgod wrote:What happens? To be on-topic of-course.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1847

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and has been already said: it was fixed but not yet available. :)
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Whatever I say, it's not my fault.
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