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An alarming security vulnerability has been discovered in several models of Android smartphones manufactured by Google, Samsung, and others that could allow malicious apps to secretly take pictures and record videos — even when they don’t have specific device permissions to do so.

You must already know that the security model of the Android mobile operating system is primarily based on device permissions where each app needs to explicitly define whoch services, device capabilities, or user information it wants to access.

However, researchers at Checkmarx discovered that a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-2234, in pre-installed camera apps on millions of devices could be leveraged by attackers to bypass such restrictions and access device camera and microphone without any

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