Secret Selfies: Can Phones Take Pictures and Videos of You Without Your Knowledge?

It’s a longstanding question: can your phone really take selfies without your knowledge? The answer is yes, but with a pretty big asterisk next to it. And that asterisk is known as spyware. Spyware can use your phone for snooping in several ways, including using your camera to take pictures and videos.

What exactly is spyware? It’s any software or app that steals information from a device and passes it to another party without the victim’s knowledge. And here’s the tricky part—you might have installed it yourself, right from an app store.

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Source:  McAfee