Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by ronjor, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. ronjor

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    Nice of apple to look out for their users.
     
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    From the title, I thought this was going to be much worse...
     
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    Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code
    February 7, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/07/apple-glassbox-apps/
     
  5. RockLobster

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    Funny enough I was just reading on reddit, an argument about a similar issue with Android, specifically with the Android Protonmail App. They said there is a setting in the Protonmail app that is supposed to disable screenshots but that setting turns itself off when you logout of Protonmail. I knew I had set that button to on in my own protonmail so I took a look and sure enough, it was turned off. So I set it back to on and logged out and logged back in and it was turned off again. So then I brought up 'recent apps' and there was the Protonmail app capture of my last open email, clearly readable. Hmmmmmm. :cautious:
     
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    It's very simple, you simply can not trust apps on smartphones, so I simply do not do anything important on it. So no email, online banking and no social media (only with fake accounts).
     
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    Well the point of the argument about the Protonmail app was that Android provides a method for disabling screenshots and Protonmail isn’t implementing it properly.
     
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