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  • Hello,

     

    The news spoke of a security problem with Google Chrome the other day. I do not use Google if I can help it. Will Windows Live keep me from any Google Chrome security problems? 

     

    If I am asking this in the wrong forum, please let me know. Please be patient with me, I have a brain tumor.

     

    Thank you for your time and consideartion.

     

    Sincerely,
     
    Shannon
     
    DID YOU KNOW…
     
    + Nearly 1 in 2 Americans live with a chronic condition?
    + 96% of illness is invisible?
    + 75% of marriages end in divorce when illness is present?
    + 79% of suicides have uncontrollable physical pain as a factor?
     
    My illness is invisible. But the pain is real.
     
    Join me in supporting National Invisible Chronic Illness
    Awareness Week, Sept 8-14, 2008. Care enough to be
    Informed. Little things DO make a difference.
     
    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi, Shannon. Note that Chrome is a beta browser and using any beta product carries some risks for the user. That said, I suspect that Google will be updating Chrome to address the vulnerability. The problem as currently described only affects the Google browser in that it can be crashed by a site hosting malicious code. It isn't something that I think a security program can be detecting, though if I'm wrong, I would expect all of the anti-malware vendors to code for it, including Microsoft.

    You may want to have a look at this article about the specific vulnerability: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1847

    I'm moving your post to the General folder.

    -steve

     

     

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:14 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi, Shannon. Note that Chrome is a beta browser and using any beta product carries some risks for the user. That said, I suspect that Google will be updating Chrome to address the vulnerability. The problem as currently described only affects the Google browser in that it can be crashed by a site hosting malicious code. It isn't something that I think a security program can be detecting, though if I'm wrong, I would expect all of the anti-malware vendors to code for it, including Microsoft.

    You may want to have a look at this article about the specific vulnerability: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1847

    I'm moving your post to the General folder.

    -steve

     

     

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Steve,

     

    Thank you for clarifying that for me. I just wanted to make sure that I understood what was happening.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Shannon R Gerdel


    DID YOU KNOW…

     

    + Nearly 1 in 2 Americans live with a chronic condition?
    + 96% of illness is invisible?
    + 75% of marriages end in divorce when illness is present?
    + 79% of suicides have uncontrollable physical pain as a factor?

     

    My illness is invisible. But the pain is real.

     

    Join me in supporting National Invisible Chronic Illness
    Awareness Week, Sept 8-14, 2008. Care enough to be
    Informed. Little things DO make a difference.

     

    http://www.invisibleillness.com

     

     

     

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 6:10 PM