Many people are aware by now that placing about:% or just :% in to Chromes address bar will crash your Chrome Browser.
However i have just been made aware of a number of “pranks” involving adding hyperlinks to webpages that will crash Chrome when a user mouses over the image/hyperlink.
So if you want to test this behavior in a controlled manner i have made a test page that will demonstrate. Please note, ensure you do not have unsaved work in “any” of your tabs as Chrome will crash and close down. This does not cause any permanent harm to Chrome and is in no way malicious besides causing Chrome to close.
There’s currently no way to prevent this behavior, and the only way to check webpages that have implemented this is to view the source code and search for the crash string which isn’t practical.
I will update this post when a fix is implemented.
As mentioned by Niosop and Man below in the comments, this has been corrected in build 0.2.149.29