Android Camera App - Gaining Control Without Permissions Research Report


What’s inside


To better understand how smartphone cameras may be opening users up to privacy risks, the Checkmarx Security Research Team cracked into the applications themselves that control these cameras to identify potential abuse scenarios.


Having a Google Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 on-hand, our team began researching the Android Camera app, ultimately finding multiple concerning eavesdropping vulnerabilities stemming from permission bypass issues.


Get this report to learn about:

  • The vulnerabilities discovered
  • How they were exploited
  • The potential consequences




About the Checkmarx Security Research Team

The Checkmarx Security Research Team is committed to providing organizations with actionable insight to support their efforts of building more secure software. Producing a variety of research reports, the Checkmarx Team helps all technology users better understand the most prominent software and application issues impacting today’s digital world. We all have a responsibility to build software security into everything we deliver, and the Checkmarx Security Research Team is at the forefront of this mission.

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