iPhone, Android Ambient Light Sensors Allow Stealthy Spying

Smartphone manufacturing giants, Apple and Google, may potentially face a new cybersecurity threat as their devices’ ambient light sensors may allow stealthy spying. Reportedly, a crafty infiltration method has surfaced, whereby these sensors, used in both iPhones and Android devices, can be manipulated into effectively functioning as a camera. This subtle security breach reveals yet another avenue for snoopers to exploit, adding to the myriad ways unwary users can be targeted. Both Apple and Google would need to address this potential breach in their devices’ security features to protect their millions of users worldwide.

Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2024 16:36:00 GMT