The Flash Player By Google Chrome Can Be Hacked And Taken Over With The Right Code

According to a recent report by security researchers, there’s a big problem in Google Chrome’s integrated Flash player. If a hacker acquires the right code and design required, he can access your webcam and take over it, and you won’t even know.

These kinds of virtual hacks have been taking place for years. An invisible Flash element is present on the page, the victim (using Chrome) clicks on it, and that’s it. The hacker will then have control over the microphone and webcam. This particular flaw is present wherever the integrated Flash player is being used, whether it’s Windows, Linux, OS X and Chrome OS. Users may want to disable the webcam until Google has a solution ready.

Thankfully, people using other browsers like Internet Explorer or Firefox don’t have to worry about this issue.

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