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Google Fixes Chrome’s Carpet-Bombing Vulnerability

As per recent news reports, Google Inc. has patched a month-old security flaw in its Chrome browser that could be exploited by hackers to get people to download and install malicious code.

The reports said that Google has released a second fix that temporarily blocks the notorious carpet-bombing flaw that affected a number of browser packages; however, it can only be downloaded via Chrome's developer version.

Meanwhile, defining the carpet-bombing flaw, security investigators and analysts say that it is a blended threat that becomes active during the installation of Apple's Safari browser on the systems as other browser packages. The vulnerability allows automatic download of potentially .exe files onto an end-user's computer where they could be then executed, leading to the...

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