Facebook: why you have to block access to your camera
IPhone users confronted with a problem related to Facebook.Obviously, the camera activates when you scroll through your news feed.
The iOS problem, which appears as a bug in the iOS 13 version.2.2 of the application, was revealed by Joshua Maddux, a Twitter user.We can read on his post: "I found a flaw in terms of Facebook's security and confidentiality.When the application is open, the camera is then activated.The bug that I detected allows you to see the camera open behind your news feed.On this video, you will notice that I point the camera to the carpet.»
Joshua Maddux has published a video showing that the iPhone camera opens when you are running your news feed.He discovered that the problem was present on five devices with iOS 13.2.2, but not on iOS 12.At the same time, the technological site The Next Web said that the iOS 13 version.1.3 was not concerned either.
The good news is that the problem can be solved by blocking the camera access to Facebook.
Guy Rosen, vice-president of integrity at Facebook, replied via Twitter: "Thank you for reporting this error.It seems to be a bug, we examine the file.»»
It is easy to assume that this phenomenon is intentional and that Facebook uses your iPhone's camera to spy on you.However, it is much more likely that this is a bug, a fairly common phenomenon for many applications on the latest version of the Apple iOS 13 operating system.
A Facebook spokesperson said the problem was under processing and sent me an email statement in which he wrote to me: "We recently discovered that version 244 of the IOS Facebook application was launched bydefect, in landscape mode.»»
"By solving this problem last week, on version 246 (launched on November 8), we inadvertently introduced a bug allowing the application to partially navigate on the camera screen, adjacent to news feed, when users click on photos.»»
"We have not noticed any proof to download photos or videos due to this bug.Today, we offer Apple a solution.»»
This does not look great at Facebook, explains the security researcher Sean Wright."It looks like an incident always leads to another.Given their history, they are more than ever in the spotlight, so that the problems, formerly not so serious, represent an important affair today.»»
According to him, Facebook users should delete the application or at least block access to the camera now.
John Opdenakker, an ethical hacker, shares this opinion: “Unless it is one of the main features and therefore the reason why you installed the application at the start, this case shows that it is preferable not toGive access to your camera.»
For the moment, it is important to emphasize that the problem of Facebook iOS 13.2.2 is a bug, but there is nevertheless a confidentiality problem which must be taken care of until its complete resolution.If deleting the application from your phone does not seem possible to you, remove at least access to the camera from your iPhone.
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