Google only discovered the Glass spyware and took it down from Play Store when the pair’s professor tweeted about their research experiment.
Perhaps the researchers were wrong to knowingly violate Google’s developer policies to serve up their spyware – but it’s a warning sign that even the all-powerful Google can’t completely secure Google Play against malicious apps.
Sidor said his app worked so well it was “scary”: Allowing the camera to run in the background – without an indicator in the notification bar – is “inexcusable” and should be fixed by Google’s Android team, Sidor commented in his blog post.
There are other Android spyware apps readily available, such as m Spy, that allow snoops to access a device’s activity such as text messages, location, and even make audio recordings.
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According to Sidor, the Android operating system won’t allow the camera to record without running a preview – which is how Sidor discovered that he could make the preview so small that it is effectively invisible to the naked eye.
Sidor demonstrated how the app works in a video, using his Nexus 5 smartphone.
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