Ultimately, if you see a camera indicator light is on even if you aren't using the camera, that can indicate that someone else is tapped into your camera. As a result, it's critical to look for potential causes, such as spyware apps with camera access.
Can hackers watch through your camera? If a hacker installs spyware on your phone then there is a good chance they will be able to access your camera and turn it on/off as they please. They may also be able to access any photos or videos you have previously taken.
For Android phone
Unfortunately, there is no direct way to check if the camera or the microphone of your Android device is being accessed. However, there is a workaround for it. Android users can download an app called Access Dots from the Google Play Store which will notify users the same way iPhone does.
It's even possible for someone to monitor your cell phone's activity without ever even touching it. Mobile spyware, sometimes called stalkerware, can be installed onto your phone to monitor information such as calls, text messages, emails, location, photos, and browsing history.
Once commercial spyware is installed, the hacker can simply hide the app icon. This allows the spyware to continue functioning in the background and most people would never know that their phone was being spied on.
Spyware can be used by anyone, not just hackers
One popular app, mSpy, boasts the ability to monitor text messages, calls and social media interactions. The app can be installed remotely on an iPhone if you have the proper iCloud credentials. For Android phones, someone will need to install it on the phone directly.
Assume you're under surveillance if you see someone repeatedly over time, in different environments and over distance. For good measure, a conspicuous display of poor demeanor, or the person acting unnaturally, is another sign that you might be under surveillance.
Neither the iPhone, nor its camera has any known vulnerability that would allow it to be remotely hacked and used. If you read the document you linked to, you'll see how remotely hacking the camera on an iPhone is virtually impossible.
All webcam hackers need to do to hijack your webcam is to slip remote-control malware into your laptop (this also gives them access to your personal files, messages, and browsing history). However, it's easy to spot the warning signs and enhance your computer camera security.
A common tell-tale sign of spyware might be a sudden decline in battery life. Since spyware typically operates in the background, it can drain your battery at a much faster rate than usual. If you've noticed that your iPhone's battery isn't lasting as long as it once did, spyware could be the culprit.
All apps are required to ask your permission before tracking you or your iPhone across websites or apps owned by other companies for advertising or to share your information with data brokers. After you grant or deny permission to an app, you can change permission later.
Apple iMessage texts can get intercepted by someone close to you using a connected device. There are a couple of ways they can do this. First, there's message forwarding. You can use this feature to forward messages to another device automatically.
For Android phones, someone will need physical access to install it. Once that's done, your messages and more are in another person's hands. mSpy certainly isn't the only app of its kind out there. Other apps to watch out for include SpyBubble, XNSPY, Cocospy, Spyera, EyeZy, uMobix, and Hoverwatch.
You can use your phone's mobile data to connect another phone, tablet, or computer to the internet. Sharing a connection this way is called tethering or using a hotspot.
Screen mirroring acts just like when you look in a mirror. Whatever you see on one device is exactly what you see happening on the other in real time.