Google Home and Chromecast can reveal your home address

A flaw in these devices allows an attacker to send requests remotely and, for example, recover their geolocation. A patch should be released in July.

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Here is a new example of the risks associated with a misconfigured connected devices, an area where even Google makes mistakes. Suppose a user is quietly at home surfing the web. This user also has a Google Home or Chromecast connected to their local network. Security researcher Craig Young of Tripwire discovered that it was enough to take this user on a website trapped to reveal its location with an accuracy of a few meters. Worrying? no?

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