Former NSA hacker and NASA employee Patrick Wardle has discovered that it’s possible for Mac malware to piggyback off of an active Skype or FaceTime connection and effectively spy on both the transmitted audio and video.
While normal malware attempts to record private conversations surreptitiously can be thwarted by the green LED indicator light on the Mac, Wardle’s strategy of recording information only when the camera is already in use – and the aforementioned light already on – skirts around this roadblock.
Security researchers discovered a new way to hack the Mac’s built-in webcam this week and the method is undetectable by users. Apple built a green LED light into every Mac with firmware-level protection that turns on anytime the sen...
For Mac and iOS users, an alternative to Skype would be FaceTime, which allows Mac and iOS users to video call one another through their phone numbers or Apple IDs. Unfortunately for Mac, FaceTime is still limited to video calls, wh...
This tool will alert you when a stealthy spyware starts watching or listening you while you use your Mac computer.
Ex-NSA hacker writes tool to detect malware that starts recording Skype and Google Hangouts.