The Link That Can Crash Chrome: http:::a:%%30%30 - YouTube 2015-09-22 19-11-03

A YouTube user by the name of Tom Scott has discovered a nasty bug in Google Chrome. It’s probably harmless, and Google is probably about to fix it, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Typing in http://a/%%30%30  in your browser window and pressing the Enter key will completely crash your browser, and even hovering over a link containing the text will at least crash your current tab.


Here’s why this happens:

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