Mac malware that can tap into live webcam and mic feeds

Security is hard, and the bad guys are clever.

Security researcher and former NSA staffer Patrick Wardle is this afternoon demonstrating a way for Mac malware to tap into live feeds from the built-in webcam and microphone. His presentation is being delivered at the Virus Bulletin conference in Denver later today.

Although any unauthorized access to the webcam will light the green LED – a firmware-level protection that is exceedingly difficult to bypass – Wardle’s presentation shows how a malicious app can tap into the outgoing feed of an existing webca

Source: Former NSA staffer demonstrates Mac malware that can tap into live webcam and mic feeds | 9to5Mac

One Reply to “Mac malware that can tap into live webcam and mic feeds”

Leave a Reply