…BUT IPHONE CAN TAKE SECRET PHOTOS
A Google employee has exposed a security flaw in IOS that lets some apps take secret photos and videos of the owner. Felix Krause said hackers could use an IOS privacy setting to take control of apps that are allowed to use the device’s camera. They could even run facial-detection tools to read the owner’s expression, and stream live online what is being recorded.
The device would give no indication that it’s being used, leaving its owner unaware of any intrusion.
Krause revealed the flaw in his blog ( www.snipca. com 26067), saying he has contacted Apple about it. He said users could protect themselves by buying a webcam cover (such as these on Amazon www.snipca.com/26068), or revoking apps’ access to the camera, though this would make it generally harder to take photos and videos.
Krause added that the research isn’t connected with his job at Google.