White-hat hacker able to hijack iPhone camera; Apple has now fixed

A white-hat hacker was able to hijack iPhone cameras using a chain of three vulnerabilities he discovered. The same approach would also work with the cameras on Macs.

Ryan Pickren disclosed the vulnerabilities to Apple back in December of last year. The company fixed the most serious of them in January, and the rest last month.

The approach relied on an exception to the normal privacy requirement for apps to seek permission for camera or microphone access …

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