The camera is one of the most important technologies that distinguish smartphones today, but this technology may make us vulnerable to espionage if we do not follow some basic rules of use.
On this topic, the technical expert said And the head of the Roskachestvo Center for Digital Expertise, Anton Kukanov, said in an interview: “The only way in which third parties can spy on a smartphone’s camera is through digital viruses or malicious applications that are installed in the phone, and then those who control this software can exploit their software to activate The camera and taking pictures or videos that they blackmail phone owners “.
The expert added,” The possibility of exploiting popular applications such as Instagram to spy on phone cameras by third parties is almost non-existent. It is often used for this purpose. ” “Applications that are not known or seem very ordinary, such as flashlight applications or file organizer applications, which may be found in electronic application stores.” According to Russia Today.
To verify that the aforementioned applications cannot be spied on the phone’s camera, the expert advises owners of Android phones to enter the phone settings menu, and then to the “Applications and Notifications” section, and after that Option “Application access permissions”, and from there it can be made sure that the suspected application does not have access to the camera and its data. As for iOS phones, its users can verify this matter through the “privacy” options in their devices.
The expert also advises owners of smartphones and smart devices to download anti-virus programs in their devices to protect them from the threat of malware.
This is how you protect your phone camera from spying!