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Turn your Android Phone Into a Remote Spy Camera

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One of the great things about Android phones is just how hackable they are. Here’s a guide that tells you how to use the Ruby language to turn your phone into a spy camera accessible through a web browser.

Turn your Android Phone Into a Remote Spy Camera with Ruby in 15 Minutes

A note from the software developer: “Update 8/20/12: This project is over two years old at this point, and I am no longer working on it. This was a proof of concept and, unfortunately, I am no longer able to provide support to readers with questions.”


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  • Published 09/2/10

Comments (3)

  1. Gizmo

    Is this available for the iphone?

  2. jon_hill987

    @Gizmo: Of course it isn’t available for iPhone, Apple don’t allow any third party features that they might be able to charge for with a future upgrade…

  3. JAY_JAY

    Wow – I downloaded the free “SECuRET LiveStream”, I like to download the free ‘.apk’ files ( straight to my download folder via USB cable, then install later. Brought it up and voila, like a camcoder with no record buttons etc. Only option is choice to bring up fake Google search screen in case anyone looks at what you are looking at.

    Waked down to a PC in the basement and brought up the Android IP Address and port 8000 “” and there was my living room in high quality video and sound…

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