No spying any longer: Hacker protection Camera Guard for MacOS blocks webcam and microphone
Who knows who’s observing you right now? After the NSA documents from the archive of the whistleblower Edward Snowden became public, it was clear: Not only data thieves and computer scammers are interested in invading the privacy of the user. Also secret services use every possibility at their disposal to gain access. Taking over the computer webcam or the built in microphone from afar is no longer just science fiction.
Who wants to be secretly observed?
Chris Bohn, CEO of Protectstar: “Who wants to be observed or overheard by unknown people while at work or at home? No-one. That's the reason why millions of users all over the world tape over their webcams and microphones. Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and FBI boss James Comey do that. For a lot of parents this is one of the most commonly used safety measures on computers in children's rooms. “
Alarm! Camera Guard reports access of camera and microphone
When the Camera Guard is installed, a single click is enough in order to secure the camera and microphone. The safety tool from then on reports all applications and processes that try to gain access to the camera and microphone. The user himself then decides if he whishes to allow access to the eyes and ears of the Mac Computer. Or indeed if he does not wish allow it. All accesses and warnings are protocolled in a log file.
The personal settings of the Camera Guard are also protected by a PIN number which is equipped with special hacker protection in order to even prevent the software itself from being manipulated.
Deep Detective: The intelligent safety officer
The core of the safety software is the intelligent Deep Detective. This detective does not only recognize well known malware, like for example the Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor, which specifically takes over the control of the integrated webcam, it also identifies attacks of previously unknown malware. Just like an alarm system, a firewall or intruder detection, all attacks from hackers, spies and trojans are detected and blocked using heuristic methods. At the same time the software uses minimal system resources.
FREE- and price-reduced PRO-full version
Camera Guard runs on Mac OS 10.11 or higher (OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra). The Mac Software is given away for free in the FREE-Version. Here you already have the protection of the webcam and safety information over accesses.
The PRO-version additionally offers protection of the microphone, the Deep Detective, protection against well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, a password protection and a 24/7 support via email. The pro-version costs 29.90 Euros – and only 19.90 Euros in the first week of launch.
About Protectstar Inc.:
Protectstar™ is an innovative cybersecurity company founded in 2004 by Chris Bohn. Over 7 million private users, leading companies from various industries, the military, government agencies and, last but not least, manufacturers in the IT security industry rely on Protectstar™ security solutions.
Further information about Protectstar™ at https://www.protectstar.com/en/
Mariah A. Bears