Critical vulnerabilities in Bigscreen VR app.

A vulnerability in both the Bigscreen virtual reality app and the Unity game development platform on which it’s built makes it possible for hackers to listen to conversations and access user computers, according to researchers at the University of New Haven. “Our research shows hackers are able to monitor people day in and day out – listen to what they are saying and see how they are interacting in virtual reality,” Ibrahim Baggili, founder and co-director of the University of New Haven Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group, said in a release. “They can’t see you, they can’t hear you, but the hacker can hear and see them, like an invisible Peeping Tom. A different layer of privacy has been invaded.”

Source: SC Magazine UK