MacBook Pro 16” 2019

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by iMbaQ, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. iMbaQ

    iMbaQ Notebook Evangelist

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    I wouldn’t want them to add 0.5mm (possibly more going by the product) just for that - seems excessive. Personally I think this is an overblown security issue but if people are worried, they can just use tape instead of those products (not as elegant of a solution sure...).

    (The reason I feel it’s an overblown issue is, it requires quite a large compromise for them to take over the cam, so much so that the compromise is enough to even key log everything I do. I’d rather they stare at my ass than scrape all my passwords, read all my emails etc, but that’s just me :)).
     
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  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    I don't know what works for Mac OS X, but the solution is simple for Windows and Linux:
    • Windows: disabled the webcam in Device Manager
    • Linux: sudo modprobe -r uvcvideo
    I would be surprised if you couldn't do something similar in Mac OS X. Either of the above options is easier and better than using a cover or tape.

    Would anyone even notice if they didn't break out a set of calipers for measuring? The freakish obsession with thin and light is very damaging to the entire industry and ultimately results in the production of compromised products.
     
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  3. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    LOL you'd be surprised how many people think that disabling in device manager isn't enough.

    I don't run AV programs, cover my webcam, etc. It has been fine for me for years. I think people just need to be more careful what sites they visit and what they click.
     
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  4. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    100 percent truth
     
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  5. kylera

    kylera Notebook Geek

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    And if you’re going to attempt something that could bring harm to your computer, might as well do it on a secondary or a VM.
     
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  6. jclausius

    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    Seconded!!
     
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