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Google Chrome crash could allow access to our Mac’s microphone

After the problems that allowed us to access the webcam of some Macs without turning on their light indicator, now it’s the turn of the microphone and Google Chrome. As we read in Cult of Mac, a developer found a exploit that allows to activate the microphone of the Mac and listen to everything that is spoken or sounds near it.

This exploit takes place inside the Google Chrome browser. Therefore, a website could make use of it and record everything that our microphone captures. Luckily there is an option to avoid possible risks until a browser update takes place and the security flaw is fixed.

Google Chrome crash could allow access to our Mac’s microphone
Google Chrome crash could allow access to our Mac’s microphone

To do so, just launch Google Chrome, in the address bar type the following:

chrome:/settingscontentExceptions

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