A serious privacy issue is plaguing Google’s Home and Chromecast devices. Security researchers have found an authentication weakness which when exploited allows these devices to leak your precise location.
The problem basically has its roots in the fact that people have these devices and their smartphone or PCs on the same network. Now, your Google Home or Chromecast does not authenticate requests/connections coming from other devices on your local network, and that’s where the issue is.
To exploit this, Young prepared an attack which asks Google Home/Chromecast for a list of nearby…
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