Google Developer Discovers a Critical Bug in Modern Web Browsers

 

Google researcher has discovered a severe vulnerability in modern web browsers that could have allowed websites you visit to steal the sensitive content of your online accounts from other websites that you have logged-in the same browser.

Discovered by Jake Archibald, developer advocate for Google Chrome, the vulnerability resides in the way browsers handle cross-origin requests to video and audio files, which if exploited, could allow remote attackers to even read the content of your Gmail or private Facebook messages.

For security reasons, modern web browsers don’t allow websites to make cross-origin requests to a different domain unless any domain explicitly allows it.