This dangerous Android security bug could let anyone hack your phone camera

Experts have warned about severalnew  vulnerabilities affecting Google and Samsung smartphones which could allow an attacker to take control of a device’s camera app to remotely take photos, record video and even spy on user’s conversations and location.

The flaws were discovered by the Checkmarx security research team, which initially began researching the Google Camera app on a Pixel 2XL and Pixel 3 when they discovered multiple vulnerabilities stemming from permission bypass issues.