Google’s Chrome Web browser offers voice control for touchless interface use, but a bug in this system makes it possible for websites to “eavesdrop” on you, reports Gizmodo.
This flaw was originally discovered by a web developer named Tal Ater, who writes that “[M]alicious sites can activate your microphone and listen in on anything said around your computer, even after you’ve left those sites[…] Conversations, meetings and phone calls next to your computer may be recorded and compromised.”
Here’s a video that demonstrates the bug in action.
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