The other day I accidentally discovered a way to self crash Google Hangouts. I was pasting something off a website to a friend, and ended up freezing my Chrome tab instead.

I've isolated the crash of Google Hangouts to this snippet:



Paste these lines into a Google Hangouts message to crash tab

- must have following text


Upon pasting this in the tab will spike to 100% memory usage and crash itself.

Use case? Not much as the tab cleanly crashes, and it's just a self DOS.