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FYI: iOS apps can turn on your camera any time without warning

October 30, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by The Register

Researcher pushes Apple to add temporary permissions, indicator lights

A top iOS security researcher has uncovered yet another privacy loophole in Apple's mobile firmware.

Felix Krause, founder of Fastlane.Tools, said the way Apple's software handles camera access and recording is leaving many fans vulnerable to being spied on by apps on their gadgets without any notification or warning.

Krause explained today that because Apple only requires the user to enable camera access one time and then gives free rein without requiring a camera light or notification, a malicious application could go far beyond its intended level of access.

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