androids camera app can be used to spy on users a relatively new exploit allows it

An exploit has been found regarding Google’s default camera app along with numerous other camera apps from different vendors. A team of security researchers have found a way to access the phone’s storage to bypass Android’s permissions and although most phones have already been patched against it it’s good to know for those that use side-loaded apps or custom ROMs with no updates.

Google makes third-party apps request permission to access the phone’s photos and videos as well as accessing the default camera app but researchers were able to get permission on a rogue app without the…