How to get rid of web browser tabbing: Al Jazeera
Users of the Chrome browser have long complained that the feature is not as good as Firefox or Safari.
But new research by security firm FireEye suggests the browser’s tabbing system can be exploited to take control of the device.
It is based on a vulnerability in a common browser component, and the researcher said it can be used to take over a device.
“Chrome has been designed from the beginning to be used as a ‘safe’ browser, so it is not used to perform the sort of sophisticated activities that Firefox and Safari perform,” said Matthew Green, who discovered the vulnerability and has developed software that can be applied to the device to disable the feature.
“This allows attackers to take full control of a device with the help of a remote attacker, and even execute arbitrary code.”‘
I can’t be bothered’The flaw is in the tabbed tabbing functionality of the Google Chrome browser, which allows users to open websites using tabs.
The vulnerability was first discovered by security researcher Jaron Lukasiewicz, who has been working with FireEye to develop a software solution.
The vulnerability can be activated with a simple command, which is available in the Chrome Web Store.
“The vulnerability can also be triggered remotely through a remote exploit,” he said.
“If the browser can’t recognize a tab, then the tab will pop up in the background and you’ll have to click on it.
If you want to see the full effect of the vulnerability, it takes about 30 seconds to trigger the vulnerability,” he added.
The flaw was first found by security researchers in 2011, but the exploit was made public in 2015.
FireEye researcher Jazmin Bekhechi, who is the lead developer of FireEye’s software, said the vulnerability was likely created by a different vulnerability that was already known about.
“When we looked into it, it turns out that a very specific vulnerability has been published that was published on the CVE-2015-5287 exploit, and it’s the same flaw,” she said.
The exploit was not immediately clear why this particular vulnerability was used in the attack, but she said that it was likely a targeted attack.
“It’s a very sophisticated attack that was targeted at the Chrome team to take advantage of their bugs,” she told Al Jazeera.
“I can not be bothered with this bug.”
Security researchers say that the flaw was exploited by an unknown group, who could have used it to take down the device of users who visited websites with tabs.
“We know that Chrome users have been using this browser feature for a long time, so we believe that this is the first time it’s been used in a real attack,” she added.
Bekhezi said the flaw had not been reported to the Chrome developers before it was publicly released, but that the Chrome version was being tested and it could be patched as soon as this month.
“Since the vulnerability is now publicly available, we’ve started investigating it and will release a patch as soon the bug is fixed,” she explained.
Firestorm said it had identified the flaw and was working to get a fix out as soon it could.
“In order to protect our users, we want to disable this feature in Chrome,” said a Chrome spokesman.
“If you’re using Chrome, please review the Chromium browser security guidelines to ensure that your system is safe.”
Chrome is the only browser that supports this feature, and we are working on fixing it as soon a fix is available.
As soon as we have a patch out, we will release it,” said FireEye. “
This could be done in a few days or even in a week,” said Bekheli.
“As soon as we have a patch out, we will release it,” said FireEye.
“Our goal is to get Chrome to the point where it can handle tabbing on all platforms.”