Chrome Bug That Lets Sites Secretly Record You ‘Not A Flaw’, Insists Google

Remember last year’s Google Chrome bug that gave pirates a way to steal streaming movies?

Well, we’re ready for our closeup, Mr DeMille! This time, we’re potentially the stars of hackers’ movies: there’s a Google Chrome “bug” (depending on who you ask) that allows sites to surreptitiously record audio and visual, all without an indicator light.

As BleepingComputer reports, AOL web developer Ran Bar-Zik discovered the issue – which Google says is not a security vulnerability – while at work, when he was dealing with a website that ran WebRTC code.

WebRTC is a protocol for streaming audio and video content over the internet in real time via peer-to-peer connections.

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