For anyone concerned about their privacy online, a significant security risk concerning your computer’s webcam and microphone has been recently discovered in the Chrome web browser. The risk – a default setting that will give a website open access to your computer’s microphone and webcam if you give it access just once.
This of course can open up the floodgates to all sorts of unsavory activity by unsavory individuals; namely websites taking advantage of this setting by turning on your microphone and webcam with you having no idea, even sometimes installing a hidden widget that activates these media devices if a certain word is said. Fortunately, it’s easy to turn this setting off.
In this post we’ll show you how to stop websites from hijacking your webcam and microphone in the Chrome web browser.
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2 Ways to Stop Websites from Hijacking Your Webcam and Microphone in Chrome (TechNorms)