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University student Szymon Sidor claimed in a blog post and a video that his Android app works by using a tiny preview screen – just 1 pixel x 1 pixel – to keep the camera running in the background.Now that most smartphones come with a camera (or two), and camera use is popular with apps like Instagram that encourage photo sharing, hackers are finding sneaky ways to exploit them.Google only discovered the Glass spyware and took it down from Play Store when the pair’s professor tweeted about their research experiment.
To access bonus features such as fake PINs, break-in alerts and customized passwords for individual albums, you can upgrade to the premium version in the app's settings.
In March 2014 we reported at Naked Security about a spyware app for Google Glass that could take photos without the Glass display being lit.
Mike Lady and Kim Paterson, graduate researchers at Cal Poly, in California, uploaded to Play Store a Google Glass spyware app (disguised as a note-taking app called Malnotes).
The only downside is that you can't forget your password, because there is no way to reset it.
In addition to password-protected photos, the app will auto-capture photos of nosey intruders and record their location.
Yes, smartphone cameras can be used to spy on you – if you’re not careful.