Oct 272017
 October 27, 2017  Breaches, Business, Featured News

Felix Krause has a concerning proof of concept on his blog:


Once you grant an app access to your camera, it can

  • access both the front and the back camera
  • record you at any time the app is in the foreground
  • take pictures and videos without telling you
  • upload the pictures/videos it takes immediately
  • run real-time face recognition to detect facial features or expressions

Have you ever used a social media app while using the bathroom? 🚽

All without indicating that your phone is recording you and your surrounding, no LEDs, no light or any other kind of indication.


This project is a proof of concept and should not be used in production. The goal is to highlight a privacy loophole that can be abused by iOS apps.

Read more on KrauseFX.com.


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