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Posted: 4/18/2017 12:41:02 PM EDT
There's a camera app installed that is not visible in the app drawer. I noticed this after I installed Titanium Backup and was skimming through the system apps. The app looks like the standard Google Camera app and oddly enough it was listed under the "running apps" menu. Of course I froze the app with TiBu but I'm still a little wierded out. Next step will be taking the box apart to see if there's a camera on the board. Common sense is telling me the app was there because it comes in the standard Gapps package but still...

Am I being spied on by Chinese? Luckily we haven't had sex in that room since I bought it.

The box is the Vorke Z1
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 12:50:51 PM EDT
All your sex are belong to us.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 12:54:20 PM EDT
Tape over the camera. Problem solved.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 12:55:56 PM EDT
Good God man put some damn clothes on........my eyes my eyes
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 12:58:17 PM EDT
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Tape over the camera. Problem solved.
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I don't think you read the Op and understood what you read. There's not supposed to be a camera. No where on any spec sheet is a camera listed yet there was a camera app loaded on the device and the app was running.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:01:41 PM EDT
Fire up wireshark and see if there is any odd outbound traffic. Could be steaming audio or what ever is on your screen even if there is no camera or some other nefarious stuff or absolutely nothing.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:02:21 PM EDT
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I don't think you read the Op and understood what you read. There's not supposed to be a camera. No where on any spec sheet is a camera listed yet there was a camera app loaded on the device and the app was running.
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Have you disassembled the box to see if there is a camera hidden somewhere?
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:03:37 PM EDT
Are there options to add a camera like the Pi? If there is, it was probably running in the background in the event of a camera install.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:07:47 PM EDT
It's android. They just left the camera app in the OS
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:10:35 PM EDT
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Are there options to add a camera like the Pi? If there is, it was probably running in the background in the event of a camera install.
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Nope. These boxes (there's tons of them, they are often referred to as "kodi" boxes) are not upgradeable. They are like cheap versions of the Nvidia Shield. If you go to Amazon and search "android box" you'll see a bunch of makes and models including the one I bought.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:11:28 PM EDT
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Fire up wireshark and see if there is any odd outbound traffic. Could be steaming audio or what ever is on your screen even if there is no camera or some other nefarious stuff or absolutely nothing.
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looked up wireshark. Only works on windows or linux. Anything like that for android?
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:12:29 PM EDT
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It's android. They just left the camera app in the OS
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The device maker would have had to compile a ROM to run on this device. You can't just take "android" and load it onto a device. It doesn't work like that.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:14:15 PM EDT
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Have you disassembled the box to see if there is a camera hidden somewhere?
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Not yet. I'm at work. When I get home that is my plan.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:15:07 PM EDT
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Damn.  I thought we had fresh Sasquatch footage.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 1:37:08 PM EDT
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Fire up wireshark and see if there is any odd outbound traffic. Could be steaming audio or what ever is on your screen even if there is no camera or some other nefarious stuff or absolutely nothing.
looked up wireshark. Only works on windows or linux. Anything like that for android?
bitshark.

Bitshark
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 3:05:24 PM EDT
netstat for android also works
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rinacode.android.netstatplus&hl=en

it will also show you which app is making what requests. you'll want to do this anyway - there are many stray connections by random apps. you'll probably need adaway if you want to run a host file block. host file obviously requires root, dunno if you're interested in rooting.

if you want to take it a step further, you can host redirect to local 127 0 0 1. then run a web server to respond. adaway will do advertisements here for you, like a 1x1 clear pixel for images. however, if it's expecting a response for uploading camera video, it might freeze your os until it gets a 'video received' signal, you can copy that signal and simulate it with a webserver.
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