Mac Developer: Researchers find way to activate iSight cameras without alerting users
Researchers find way to activate iSight cameras without alerting users - Researchers Matthew Brocker and Stephen Checkoway outline the attack, which targets the firmware inside the iSight camera's controller chip, in a paper entitled "iSeeYou: Disabling the MacBook Webcam Indicator LED." The paper was first reported by the Washington Post.
I think it's pretty obvious that the solution is to eliminate the camera from all future Mac models. And while we're at it, let's eliminate the CPU as well. The CPU-less, camera-less Mac will make a nice prop in the suburban home of tomorrow.
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