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Cover your webcam, silly! This can be as simple as a sticky note on the camera or, if you want it to match the color of your bezel, some electrical tape.

The solution depends on how often you use your camera. Personally, I never use the camera on my MacBook Pro, so for me some electrical tape does the job.

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It sits flush, matches the color of my display bezel and I hardly even notice it's there. My wife, who uses FaceTime often on her iMac, found a sliding webcam cover that gets the job done and doesn't look half bad. Closing the lid on your laptop is another solid way to make sure nothing can be seen through your webcam. How about the microphone?

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Malware that accesses your webcam also uses the microphone to capture sound. A quick test showed that a piece of electrical tape over the microphone muffles or blocks sounds just enough so that normal conversation cannot be picked up. On older laptops, the microphone can be found on the side of the body and on iMacs the microphone sits on the top of the bezel right above the camera. The Mac Pro and Mac mini don't have built-in microphones.

Covering the microphones would mean losing a speaker, which is a sacrifice I doubt anyone would make. This is where an antivirus will hopefully detect any malware that does make it on to your Mac. For good measure, a two-way firewall with outbound data protection will alert you if anything attempts to make an outgoing connection upload a webcam snapshot to an off-site server, for example. A good combo-package that includes an award-winning antivirus and firewall is Intego's Mac Internet Security X9 bundle. But perhaps you came here because you got an e-mail claiming that you were caught viewing pornography—maybe even pedophilia—and perhaps the sender claims to have a video of you in the act.

Could this really be true? Chances are, the claims are false; this is a very common scam because it preys on victims' fears.

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Be sure to check out these related articles and video for more details:. Every week, Intego's experts discuss Apple security on the Intego Mac Podcast , so be sure to subscribe to make sure you don't miss the latest episode. You'll also want to subscribe to our e-mail newsletter and keep an eye here on The Mac Security Blog for updates. I have noticed that while using facebook that ther is advert targeting based on who is in front of my computer. I got the following email today.

Is it true or fake?

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I use macbook pro. Please kindly help. I do not presume to judge you, but as a result of few occasions, we have point of contact from now. I do not think that caress oneself is very amiss, but when all your relatives, colleagues and friend see it- its definitely awful.

So, closer to the point. After you clicked on a video, virus started working and your device became function as rdp immediately. Obviously, all cams and screen started recording instantly and then my virus collected all contacts from your device.

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The most interesting point that I edited video, on one side it shows your screen record, on second side your cams record. With nothing in System Preferences to help us here, we must turn to an app called iSight Disabler, which you can find on the developer's website or on GitHub. The app hasn't been updated for MacOS Sierra, but a commenter on the developer's site posted a Dropbox link to a version of iSight Disabler that I can confirm works with Sierra.

I used the Dropbox link to download a Zip file, which contained a file called iSightConfigure. All I needed to do was launch this app and click the Disable iSight button and then enter my user password. I wish I could assign a different password for the iSight Disabler app because if someone has gained access to my MacBook, then they likely already know my password and can use this app to enable the iSight camera. If you're staring at a black screen instead of your face, then the camera is disabled.

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