Some of them, for example, those used as online traffic cameras, are expensive, rugged professional video cameras.making them the lowest-cost form of videotelephony.
University student Szymon Sidor claimed in a blog post and a video that his Android app works by using a tiny preview screen – just 1 pixel x 1 pixel – to keep the camera running in the background.
Now that most smartphones come with a camera (or two), and camera use is popular with apps like Instagram that encourage photo sharing, hackers are finding sneaky ways to exploit them.
Depending on your operating system (Windows or Linux), use the links to download and install the webcam driver on your PC.
Windows - For windows, the driver comes as an easy installer.
Yes, smartphone cameras can be used to spy on you – if you’re not careful.