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Chrome Eavesdropping Bug Discovered

Chrome Eavesdropping Bug Discovered
January 23, 2014, 03:17:27 PM
According to Israeli coder Tal Ater, any computer running the Chrome browser can eavesdrop on conversations happening around it.

While working on his on speech recognition software, Ater found the eavesdropping bug. "Even while not using your computer - conversations, meetings and phone calls next to your computer may be recorded and compromised," wrote Ater in a blog post after finding the bug. Ater says the bug emerges when malicious sites try to sabotage the way Chrome handles speech recognition.


There has been a lot of reporting about video all over public spaces but audio and corresponding speech identification can get just as commonplace.