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Privacy shortcomings in Chatroulette expose users to security risks, according to a study by security researchers. Boffins at the University of Colorado at Boulder and McGill University were able to show that a pre-recorded low-quality video of an attractive woman could fool the majority of participants into thinking the feed …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Someone gave them a grant to research this?

    20 minutes on 4chan would have told them the same thing.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    huh

    I thought chatroulette was only used by channers to show each other their penisis?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    really?

    "...an attractive woman could fool the majority of participants"

    if they are male, I'm sure that's true

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    well duh

    You can trick people on the internet, who would have guessed.

    As for exposing IP addresses, it seems unlikely that there are any world class hackers trawling chatroulette for victims. You can pretty much guarantee that someone with real hacking ability probably isn't that interested in the contents of some ignorant 12 year old's hard drive.

  5. Stu
    Paris Hilton

    Exposed?

    Phishing clearly isn't the only type of exposure people are liable to face when using ChatRoulette. I mean, seriously, who the hell non-public-wankers, women looking for free dong, or gay guys in the world have used it over 15 seconds? 14 seconds of which is the web page loading?

    Yeuch.

  6. TonyHoyle

    title

    Chartoulette? Privacy? :o

    Never thought they'd be in the same sentence..

    Obligatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4cqdic_Qxk

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    Fake videos? On *MY* chatroulette?

    Say it ain't so! And what's this now about my computer broadcasting an IP address???

  8. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Joke

    Chatroulette

    Created because good p()rn is expensive in Russia.

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