Oversight

Get notified when an app accesses your Mac's camera or mic

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Mac malware often spies on users by recording audio and video sessions...sometimes in an undetected manner.
OverSight monitors a mac's mic and webcam, alerting the user when the internal mic is activated, or whenever a process accesses the webcam.
Reviews
Giel Cobben
Dan Crisan
Jonathan Martinez
 +3 reviews
  • Jonathan Martinez
    Jonathan MartinezWeb Developer
    Pros: 

    It simple, no fuzz and it works.

    Cons: 

    I haven't found any cons

    objective-see knows about mac security and privacy.

    Jonathan Martinez has used this product for one year.
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Akim Kasabulatov
Akim Kasabulatov@akim_kasabulatov
One thing you should to know about Oversight, do NOT use it:
Jonathan Martinez
Jonathan Martinez@codejamm · Web Developer
@akim_kasabulatov holy molly! that's crazy.
@marty
@martyHunter@marty · Director, Tens
My iMac's camera LED randomly came on this morning for a few seconds before going off again. That led me to discover this app, which is exactly what I was after. I want to know which specific app or process is using my Mac's camera at any given moment.
Alex Park
Alex Park@alexpark · Technical Founder, PM, Creator
How can I trust this isn't also malware? Is the code open-source and auditable?
Ivan Cucer
Ivan Cucer@ivancucer · UI/UX, Mobile, Web, Motion Designer
hmm but what about external thunderbolt monitors ? Unfortunately this app only works with built-in camera and mic...
Maicol Bentancor
Maicol Bentancor@maicol_bentancor
Nice product! Is it open source?
Ton
Ton@t55 · Mac'aholic
@maicol_bentancor Nope, it's not open source. It's made by Patrick Wardle, one of the world's authorities on security of the Mac. All of his excellent security tools are free with the option to become a patreon if you like his work.