Artem Chaykin, an expert at the Positive Research Center, has discovered two critical vulnerabilities in Chrome for Google Android. The vulnerabilities threatened the security of the majority of new smartphones and tablets, since Chrome is the main web browser of the system starting from Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
By exploiting the first of the said vulnerabilities, an attacker could get access to user data stored in Google Chrome, including clickstream, cookies, web cashe, etc.
Thanks to Google’s professional approach, the vulnerabilities in Chrome for Android have been promptly fixed. To eliminate the defects in the browser security system, the user should install a new version of Chrome.
By the way, in 2010 names of several experts of Positive Technologies were placed in Google Security Hall of Fame. In spring 2012 the Positive Technologies expert Dmitry Serebryannikov found a critical vulnerability in the corporation’s site and won an award as part of the Vulnerability Reward Program.