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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1544 This new Mac attack can secretly monitor your webcam, microphone
In recent years we've seen malware that targets webcams and microphones in an effort to secretly record what a person says and does.

Even the NSA has developed code that remotely switches on a person's webcam.

But things are different when it comes to Mac malware, because each Apple laptop has a hard-wired light indicator that tells the user when it's in use. At least you know you're being watched.

That could change with a new kind of webcam piggyback attack, according to research by Synack's Patrick Wardle, which he will present Thursday at the Virus Bulletin conference.
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#1548 Unmasking Tor users with DNS
#1547 Facebook rolls out opt-in encryption for 'secret' Messenger chats
#1546 Our insulin pumps could be hacked, warns Johnson & Johnson
#1545 Feds accuse two 19-yo of hacking for Lizard squad and PoodleCorp
#1544 This new Mac attack can secretly monitor your webcam, microphone
#1543 Why the latest Windows 10 cumulative update is failing and how you can recover
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