Google Quiet Mimi conducts a backdoor test: Chrome browser shuts down on a large-scale global enterprise side

On the 13th of this month, the Chrome browser suffered a large-scale global shutdown.

Don’t worry, it is not the Chrome that we commonly use on the PC side, but the version used in the Windows Server “Terminal Services” configuration.

Thousands of error reports flooded the Internet that day. The main phenomenon was that the Chrome tabs were suddenly blank and unable to access the Internet normally.

Google Quiet Mimi conducts a backdoor test: Chrome browser shuts down on a large-scale global enterprise side

It is reported that a large number of enterprise operation and maintenance engineers or system administrators have noticed the above problems. Enterprise employees feel quite depressed, because the intranet computer has poor permissions, they can’t switch to the backup browser at will to perform normal work after Chrome is shut down.

For example, Costco’s call center was down on a large scale, and it took a full day and a half to finally repair it.

After understanding, Google explained that the reason for the problem was that they silently pushed an experimental feature “WebContents Occlusion” to users of the stable channel of version 77/78. In short, when the mouse moves to the program window outside the tab Will pause page activity, the design is intended to release memory resources.

Google said that it has pushed an update to disable the above experimental features. Enter chrome://flags in the invalid address bar and search for occlusion, find web-contents-occlusion and calculate-native-win-occlusion to disable it.

Now, IT administrators are very annoyed that the Internet environment that they strictly control can be interfered by Google backdoors, and they can be tested as guinea pigs.

Author: Wannan Editor: Wannan Source: Fast Technology

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