Friday, April 21, 2017

Researchers Use Ambient Light Sensors To Steal Browser Data

Is there a sensor that CAN'T be used to steal your data? This stuff is seriously getting out of hand.

The attack works in current versions of Chrome, Firefox, Android, and laptop computers with light sensors (such as the MacBook Pro) by taking advantage of a design flaw in a special API developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that allows websites to interact with ambient light sensors through a browser without the need for user permission.