[image_picker] Security Issue – release version microphone always listening in background

Flutter 3.0.5
image_picker: ^0.8.5+3

When pushing the release version of the app a few of our clients noticed over the years that the microphone is ‘always listening’ on both Android and iOS.

This only seems to happen on the release version of the app and not the debug version. It made some of our clients highly suspicious of our Flutter apps.

You can tell if an app is listening in the background when it has a dot next to the name on the home screen.

Screenshot 2022-08-02 at 11 25 00


This really isn’t great for Flutter apps..

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