Using 200hz the Gyroscope can be used to emulate audio inputs

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1085789

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1085789
4 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: nbp, Unassigned)

Tracking

({privacy})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

4 years ago
Apparently some attackers are looking to use the gyroscope to listen to the voice of people by looking for high frequency data:

https://wikileaks.org/hackingteam/emails/emailid/66665
> Firefox for Android lets 
> websites access the full 200 hertz frequency. That means Android users 
> visiting a malicious site through Firefox could be subject to silent 
> eavesdropping via javascript without even installing any software.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

4 years ago
padenot mentioned that only a few devices have the capabilities of having gyroscope data at 200Hz.

Daniel, do you know who could look at this privacy issue?
Flags: needinfo?(dveditz)
Keywords: privacy
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1085789
We should be ok here now (see dupes).
Group: core-security
Flags: needinfo?(dveditz)
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