Uber app can secretly record your iPhone screen, security researcher reveals

Uber app can silently record iPhone screens, researcher finds

Uber app can silently record iPhone screens, researcher finds

Apple reportedly allowed Uber to use a feature in the app, which would be capable of recording everything that a user sees on their screen, security researchers told Gizmodo on Thursday.

Giving least respect to user's privacy and security, global smartphone giant Apple iOs platform allowed Uber to record screen of the users who have installed Uber App on their smartphone, even when they were not accessing the app.

According to ZDNet, the hidden feature will allow Uber to "tap into features" of an iPhone or iPad that usually require special permission by Apple to use and Uber seems to be the only third-party app with such permissions.

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He told Business Insider that Uber was the only app now available in the App Store which possesses the entitlement coded as 'com.apple.private.allow-explicit-graphics-priority, ' stressing that such a revelation is "very odd", especially as he checked "tens of thousands of other apps". The company, however, rejected the security breach fears, stating the code was installed to improve the experience on Apple Watch version of the app.

At the March 2015 keynote about the watch, Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of technology, showcased the Uber app, including its ability to show the driver's location on a map.

Entitlement is a piece of code which app developers can use to interact with certain Apple systems like the camera or Apple Pay on iPhones and iPads. While Uber only needed it to complete a project prior to March 2015, it remained on Uber's iOS app for more than two years.

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"It looks like no other third-party developer has been able to get Apple to grant them a private sensitive entitlement of this nature", Strafach said.

Apple expert and jailbreak author Luca Todesco told ZDNet that it was an "extremely unsafe use case". "Considering Uber's past privacy issues I am very curious how they convinced Apple to allow this". This may have lead to passwords and other sensitive information getting stolen by a hacker or the brand itself. "It's not connected to anything in our current codebase", Uber's spokesperson explained. "We are working with Apple to remove it completely ASAP".

Experts have warned that the feature, which is not listed in any of Uber's public information, may be available even when the app is closed. And just last month, the FBI started investigating Uber for the "Hell" program it used to track Lyft drivers. The special Apple permission uses features found in iOS11.

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The startup screen of Uber, auto transportation mobile app developed by the American technology company Uber Technologies Inc, pictured on the display of an iphone 6s plus, on 31 August 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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