Hackers could target Chrome (21 beta) users' webcams

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Ocky, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Hackers could target Chrome (21 beta) users' webcams

     
  2. xxJackxx

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    I had just reinstalled Chrome 20 after not having used it since 15. Looks like it will likely come back off of my laptop.
     
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    It's possible to disable that access in chrome://chrome/settings/content. There you'll find Media, and you can select the option to prevent access to the microphone and camera.
     
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    Keep in mind that with all these new technologies being implemented will eventually come a wave of new exploits, it will happen with anything new, any browser. There's already security analysts advising caution over technologies like WebGL.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    This is silly. They're acting like Chrome is the only browser with webcam access. Hackers could just as easily (more easily, probably) do this with Flash plugins for Firefox/ Opera/ IE, which they've done in the past via clickjacking if I recall.

    There is currently no vulnerability. They're writing like there is.
     
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