Chrome's £38,000 Security Flaw Fixed in Under a Day

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Less than 24 hours after a Russian hacker earned himself £38,000 by exploiting Chrome, Google has released an update for the browser which fixes the security threat.

It's perhaps not surprising that Google has been quick to act, but the speed with which this update was rolled out highlights one of the big benefits of Chrome. The fact that Google's browser is open-source means that updates can be pushed out more quickly—a process which could involve weeks of quality assurance for a browser like Internet Explorer.

Technical details are being withheld for now until most users have updated, but the Google Chrome Release blog does mention that the fix relates to a "bad history navigation" issue. [Google via Ars Technica]