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Former NSA hacker demos how Mac malware can spy on your webcam

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.
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