Favicon Bug Can Crash Your Web Browser

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Security analyst and software developer Andera De Pasquale has discovered a new way to crash your web browser by putting 10+ GB file as your favicon which crashes users browser when they try to download it.

The browser first allows the user to download the favicon file and then after a minute the user browser gets crashed without any notification.

This bug works on both for mobile devices as well as desktop users. Web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari is vulnerable to this bug. But Firefox has fixed this issue with an update.

 

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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