Posts Tagged ‘NSA’

Steam Uses Insecure, Out-of-Date Chromium Browser

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

If your children are gamers (or if you are,) then this article offers some food for thought regarding the popular Steam client.

Valve has integrated a custom version of the Chromium web browser in its Steam client that displays web content to Steam users. If the past couple of weeks have shown anything, it is that custom Chromium or Chrome versions are a security risk more often than not. Google analyzed third-party implementations of its Chromium browser recently, and came to the conclusion that they made user systems less secure despite claiming the opposite.


Chrome Bug Allows Sites to Listen in on Conversations After You Close Them

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Just in case you didn’t have enough privacy and security issues to worry about already …

Speech recognition is one of the big things that will improve a lot in coming years. Right now, it boils down to giving short commands, or recording what you say into the microphone. Eventually, you won’t be using the keyboard anymore but use voice to command your computer, at least for the majority of tasks. Back last year it became known that the NSA can turn on the iPhone camera and microphone without the user knowing about it.