Reply to post: Just in case you want to leave the lid open on MacBooks..

Boffins build microphone safety kit to detect eavesdroppers

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Just in case you want to leave the lid open on MacBooks..

.. there is Objective-See's Oversight - also useful if you have an iMac (desktop) as it's rather short of a lid :).

In addition, every iOS and MacOS device shows a dot on the screen when the mics and/or camera are live, I think it's orange for the microphone(s) and green if the camera is active as well, but that's in software and so marginally more at risk. There are a number of security barriers to cross first but it is thus by definition to be considered merely hard, not impossible.

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