Q&A Does any Android app protect from Camera & Mic spy and keylogger

Discussion in 'Other Security for Android and iOS' started by ant_gamal, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. ant_gamal

    ant_gamal Level 4

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    I wonder if any security app for android mobile acts like SpyShelter in pc

    be special on camera and mic spy protection - keylogger - encrypt keyboard

    free or paid

    i searched but i find nothing

    some application lock camera or mic but i saw bad feed back on play store
     
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  3. GonzitoVir

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    The paid version runs in the background
     
  4. Spawn

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    If you are running Android Marshmallow or higher, apps can request permission that you can Allow or Deny. If you are running a Screen Dimmer, it will need to disabled / paused before setting permissions. Be aware some reputable Anti-Theft apps may require access to your Camera.

    For real-time protection, Zemana for Android requires a license. You can find one from an online Giveaway.

    Please elaborate further.. which apps are negatively rated? have you looked for higher rated apps?
     
  5. rockstarrocks

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    Can't say about a keylogger but since Android 6 aka Marshmallow you can set app permissions so that it can't access camera & mic.
    Edit: missed by a minute:D, just go with @Spawn 's advice.
     
  6. Xsjx

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    Paid gets it
     
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  7. GonzitoVir

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    The problem is that many apps (or all of them? I'm not sure) will not run if one of their required permissions are denied.
     
  8. Deletedmessiah

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    If only there was 3rd party permission manager that work without root. Some permission are indeed necessary but some apps lie. When you deny certain permission, some apps will say, "Allow contacts, location, sms bla bla bla". When you deny the same permission with xprivacy, the apps work fine.
     
  9. GonzitoVir

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    Great! for root users
     
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  10. Deletedmessiah

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    Forgot one thing. You need Xposed which is not available for Nougat. But app ops available for root only users. Not as good as Xprivacy but better than Android's native permission manager. These apps provide fake permission to apps(like blank contacts and sms) so that these apps can't lie.
     
  11. Trooper

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    Really? I looked around but most have expired by now.
     
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  14. Trooper

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    Not working for me.
     
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  15. Trooper

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    No dice. Thanks anyway man. I normally don't run AV on Android. Was curious about Zemana since its not bloated like most of the others out there.
     
  16. Trooper

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    No problem not your fault. I have tried those in the past and did not care for them. Cheers!
     
  17. rockstarrocks

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    Yeah, there is a problem with some if the apps, which have not been updated/recoded for Marshmallow. But most of them work okay with it.
     
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  18. ant_gamal

    ant_gamal Level 4

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    my mobile android 5 and no 6 for it ( no updated firmware for it i have the last one)

    there is some
    paid one for mic
    Microphone Block -Anti spyware - Android Apps on Google Play

    free
    Microphone Block -Anti malware - Android Apps on Google Play

    paid for camera
    Camera Block - Spyware protect - Android Apps on Google Play
    free
    Camera Block -Anti spy-malware - Android Apps on Google Play

    i have dr web paid one win from giveaway but not run in background and heavy if i run scan
     
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