Google is fixing a Chromecast bug that allowed hackers with too much free time to get your location

Chromecast and Google Home

Google’s popular Chromecast and Home products suffer from a serious privacy flaw that would let hackers discover your location with incredible accuracy, well beyond the information they could learn from an internet service provider.

The good news is that Google will fix this issue via a software update that should be released in July, although Google decided back in May not to address it. Until then, the chances of hackers actually finding out your location are incredibly slim, if you’re internet-savvy enough not to fall for phishing schemes.

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Google is fixing a Chromecast bug that allowed hackers with too much free time to get your location originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 at 23:34:38 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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