In the past few days, a warning circulating on the internet has received a lot of attention asking you to delete Chrome from your Android smartphone now. This is due to information revealed by a security specialist that could endanger us. However, there is no need to panic and you can keep Chrome on your Android smartphone. Still, there is one change that you really need to make!
Android: Despite the warning, you don’t have to delete Chrome!
The security issue that led to so many warnings is not related to any zero-day errors that have become known in the past few days. All of this is due to information obtained from a. were announced Security investigator this tells us that google’s browser can access our smartphone’s accelerometer and this can lead to poor results.
According to this researcher, Chrome is constantly analyzing what is happening to the accelerometer. Worse, it makes this information available to the websites we visit.
But what information can the accelerometer provide?
More than we can imagine. It can tell if we are speaking by detecting sound vibrations, whether we are sitting, standing or exercising. But it can reveal more things like the activities we do, behaviors, and even whether we drink!
No need to delete. Just turn off accelerometer-related data sharing. First we need to go to the definitions. Then we need to select the Site Settings option.
Inside that option you’ll find another one called Motion Sensors.
Then just deactivate the option.
That way, we’re already completely safe and don’t have to remove Chrome.
Many functions that are present in the applications that we have on our smartphone can be abused. However, the solution is not to remove. It is best to disable some things that are not required.