Mobile device sensors offer great utility to users—from taking pictures and commanding voice assistants to determining which direction to flip your screen. However, they harbor little-known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by crafty cybercriminals.
Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.
A new bug in Apple’s FaceTime app that allowed for possible spying has the Internet in an uproar. Do Apple users need to disable FaceTime immediately? Mac expert Thomas Reed swoops in as the voice of reason.