- Chrome, Firefox Vulnerable to Crashes via Search Suggestions. From Softpedia.
Security researchers from Nightwatch Cybersecurity have discovered a way of crashing Chromium and Firefox browsers on mobile and desktop devices. Their method relies on using the search suggestions feature that these browsers support. The issue is not a software bug, but a design implementation that allows their attack to be executed. Most of today’s browsers have a search field or allow users to search via the URL address bar. Based on the search engines supported inside the browser, search suggestions can be shown as the user types their query.