Can a person hack my Mac's webcam?
May 29, 2012 9:59 PM Subscribe
Can a tech-savvy person hack the webcam on a Macbook through the wireless network? How can I stop it if it is happening?
posted by hungry hippo to Technology (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For the last couple of weeks, the green indicator light for the iSight webcam comes on randomly. Recently I tried to look into it by selecting programs that use the camera and those programs wouldn't work. The light doesn't stay on all the time, it will just come on at weird times, and stays on. And it's getting really creepy.
I hear it is difficult to hack a Macbook, but I am wondering if someone in my personal life may be doing so. I also read online that doing it is technically possible through the wireless router, even if it would be rather complicated.
I don't think my situation would be due to malware (the typical purpose of hacking a computer remotely), just wondering if someone personally could find a way to do this. How would I know they were doing this? How can I stop it if it is happening? Please give user-friendly how-to fixes because I am not as tech-savvy for Mac and wireless networking as I was for PC.