“The lens display usually lights up whenever Glass is in use, which is the only way to tell when Glass is on – other than witnessing voice and gesture commands used by the wearer such as ‘Okay Glass, take a photo,'” Zorabedian reports. “However, according to media reports, the app takes a photo every 10 seconds when the display is off, meaning the wearer (or anyone in view of the camera) is unaware that it’s recording. The app can also access the internet from the user’s Glass connection to upload the images to a server.”“If a Glass user were to unknowingly install the app, which the researchers disguised as an app for note-taking called Malnotes, the app’s makers could potentially spy on the user’s activity, their location, who they are with, or even see their passwords as they’re typed,” Zorabedian reports. “The proof-of-concept attack shows one potential way for crooks and spies to exploit Glass for nefarious purposes. It also reveals the potential for similar Glass apps to take photos or videos without the Glass display being lit… the security researchers said that – despite Google’s developer policies against apps that take photos with the display off – there’s nothing in Glass’s software that prevents it from happening.”
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