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Friday, 27 October 2017

Be careful, the camera on your iPhone could be spying on you



One of the main differences between Android and iOS is in the management of permits . In Android, you can now decide on the fly what you want each app to do with the hardware of your device, this is because, compared to Apple's operating system, there is more freedom, although not many users use it as they should. In the case of iOS, we can not make any changes in this regard, we simply accept.

This means that each developer is responsible for the use that your app is going to give to the hardware on which it is going to be installed. The user simply downloads the app and hopes that its creator has made the most of his iPhone to give him the performance he demands as a user of the platform. However, it seems that there is a possibility that developers can use those permissions to harm the user , specifically, for their privacy.

IOS apps can capture images even if you are not aware


In the case of the use of the camera if an express permission is needed by the user, since it is an especially sensitive part. The point is, it seems that developers can do much more than just use it for whatever they want their app to do. According to the developer Felix Krause, it is possible to capture images of any of the two cameras that the iPhone has even if the app is in the background. Even if it's the TrueDepth of the new iPhone X.

Of course, this does not mean that there are developers who are taking advantage of it, much less. You just have to know that there is a possibility that it will happen, and that, as with the false notifications of the Apple ID, you must be very careful when allowing an application to access the only window of the mobile phone with reality.

And you, protect your iPhone from threats like this?

Via | MacRumors

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