Hundreds of millions of Android phone cameras can be hijacked by spyware

by Larry Emmott on December 9, 2019

in Mobile,Security

From┬áTom’s Guide:

Rogue Android apps can hijack the default camera apps on Google and Samsung smartphones, and probably the camera apps on many other brands of Android phones, to take photos and record video and audio without the device users’ permission.

Source: Hundreds of millions of Android phone cameras can be hijacked by spyware | Tom’s Guide

This sounds pretty scary until you read the article and find that Samsung and Google have fixed the problem with their devices. Never the less it is good to know and a reminder that the wonders of the Internet are fraught with security issues.

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