Google says that a situation in Chrome in which a website can record audio and video from a user’s computer without displaying the red recording light on the tab is not a security issue. Instead, the problem is a user issue, according to Google, because users have to give websites permission to record. “The dot is a best first-effort that only works on desktop when we have Chrome UI space available,” wrote Google in its response to the Chrome bug report. “That being said, we are looking at ways to improve this situation.” The researcher who discovered the issue notes that users are not always aware of what they are allowing when they grant website permissions.
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– http://computerworld.com: Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says
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