Adversaries may utilize the camera to capture information about the user, their surroundings, or other physical identifiers. Adversaries may use the physical camera devices on a mobile device to capture images or video. By default, in Android and iOS, an application must request permission to access a camera device which is granted by the user through a request prompt. In Android, applications must hold the
android.permission.CAMERA permission to access the camera. In iOS, applications must include the
NSCameraUsageDescription key in the
Info.plist file, and must request access to the camera at runtime.
|Pegasus for Android|
During the vetting process applications using the android permission
|Use Recent OS Version||
Android 9 and above restricts access to mic, camera, and other sensors from background applications.
On Android and iOS, the user can view which applications have permission to use the camera through the device settings screen, and the user can choose to revoke the permissions.
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