Google Chrome Security

Chrome Eavesdropping Exploit Published

Exploit code has been published for a Google Chrome bug that allows malicious websites granted permission to use a computer’s microphone for speech recognition to continue listening after a user leaves the website.

12 Flaws Fixed in Google Chrome

Google has fixed 12 security vulnerabilities in Chrome, including six high-risk bugs. The new version of the browser includes a number of fixes for bugs discovered by external researchers as well as by Google’s own internal security team.


The Web browser is the primary portal through which the vast majority of connected users access and interact with the Internet. Each browser has its own security and privacy settings and those settings have an enormous impact on the nature of the relationship between users’ data and the services they encounter online. Google’s Chrome browser has extensive, easy to navigate privacy settings that let users manage everything from digital certificates to location tracking to “Do Not Track” requests.

The saga of the latest zero-day vulnerability and exploit for the Google Chrome browser took another mysterious turn over the weekend. The 19-year-old Georgian security researcher who found the vulnerability in the browser was called up for compulsory military duty in his country and was unable to deliver his presentation Saturday at the Malcon security conference in India.

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