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Micro Snitch for Mac

Know when someone spies on you (was NOYB).

$5.00
In English
Version 1.5.1
3.0
Based on 13 user rates

Micro Snitch overview

With Micro Snitch (was NOYB) there’s no doubt whether an application records audio through your Mac’s built-in microphone or if the camera captures video. This ultra-light menu-bar application operates inconspicuously in the background. It monitors and reports any microphone and camera activity to help you figure out if someone’s spying on you.

Fair enough, you might see the camera’s indicator light, but what if you are away from your computer? And for the microphone, there is no activity indication at all, so you won’t notice if the microphone is turned on even if you’re sitting right in front of your Mac.

With Micro Snitch you always know whether some app is currently using your microphone and its logging facilities allow you to reveal any suspicious activities later on.

  • Menu Bar Icon -- Any current microphone or camera activity is displayed in the menu bar. The menu also shows a list of connected audio/video devices.
  • Overlay -- An on-screen overlay is shown while the microphone or camera is turned on to make sure you won’t miss it even if the menu bar isn’t currently visible.
  • Logging -- Never miss any microphone or camera activity, even in your absence. Every status change is logged to a file, so you can review it later to find suspicious activities.

Note: Micro Snitch was tested with as many different Mac computers and audio/video devices as we could get our hands on. The limitations we found are documented in the "Compatibility" section of the Micro Snitch FAQ, but there may be other compatibility issues that are not yet known.

What’s new in version 1.5.1

  • We’ve added a workaround for a bug of macOS Monterey on Apple Silicon Macs, where the system sometimes falsely reports the camera as being active for a short moment (FB9878206).

Micro Snitch for Mac

$5.00
In English
Version 1.5.1
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3.0

(13 Reviews of Micro Snitch)

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Macuser-osx
Macuser-osx
Mar 7 2021
1.3.1
1.0
Mar 7 2021
1.0
Version: 1.3.1
I had to update my Little Snitch to work with the M1 Apple chip. ObDev had a bundle with Micro Snitch so I bought both. Essentially they took extra money from me for nothing. Micro Snitch reports Video Device found (active): FaceTime HD Camera always on a brand new MB with Big Sur. Luckily I never use the camera and have always kept tape over it anyway. I believe this is reporting falsely and is not compatible with OS 11. I wish I had saw this software hasn't been updated in years before I gave them money for it. They shouldn't even be selling software they're not supporting.
marksb0x
marksb0x
Mar 9 2020
1.3.1
2.0
Mar 9 2020
2.0
Version: 1.3.1
Great when it works. Usually get connection errors when trying to connect to check updates
davjacmack
davjacmack
May 11 2019
1.3.1
3.0
May 11 2019
3.0
Version: 1.3.1
Does not appear to function with Apple Thunderbolt monitor.
franticfreddie
franticfreddie
Oct 15 2018
1.2
1.0
Oct 15 2018
1.0
Version: 1.2
Micro Snitch was updated to version 1.3 at the end of Sept. https://obdev.at/products/microsnitch/releasenotes.html Unfortunately it is still incompatible with Apples original iSight FireWire camera. It is recognized as cam + mic, but no reaction from Micro Snitch when it becomes active... :-(
TCalhau
TCalhau
Dec 30 2016
1.2
0.0
Dec 30 2016
0.0
Version: 1.2
I bought Micro Snitch in the Mac App Store but unfortunately version 1.2 is not compatible with the new MacBook Pro 2016. I hope the developer does not delay to update your application! Here's what I get when I open Micro Snitch: Micro Snitch is not compatible with these devices The following devices can not be reliably monitored: CaptoDevice Soundflower (64ch) Loopback Audio Soundflower (2ch) https://cl.ly/ibhT/Micro_Snitch_Failure_on_MacBook_Pro_2016.png
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Dec 13 2021
1.5
5.0
Dec 13 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5
marksb0x
marksb0x
Mar 9 2020
2.0
Mar 9 2020
2.0
Version: null
davjacmack
davjacmack
May 11 2019
3.0
May 11 2019
3.0
Version: null
franticfreddie
franticfreddie
Oct 15 2018
1.0
Oct 15 2018
1.0
Version: null
chawya22
chawya22
Dec 8 2016
4.5
Dec 8 2016
4.5
Version: null
C-Wu
C-Wu
Sep 25 2016
3.0
Sep 25 2016
3.0
Version: null
Mikalc
Mikalc
May 10 2016
1.0
May 10 2016
1.0
Version: null
bjad
bjad
Jul 13 2015
5.0
Jul 13 2015
5.0
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 24 2015
1.0
Jun 24 2015
1.0
Version: null
Kobalt
Kobalt
Jun 23 2015
4.0
Jun 23 2015
4.0
Version: null
djebarin-1
djebarin-1
Jun 16 2015
4.0
Jun 16 2015
4.0
Version: null
adbnd
adbnd
Sep 5 2014
4.5
Sep 5 2014
4.5
Version: null
Macuser-osx
Macuser-osx
Jan 11 2030
1.3.1
1.0
Jan 11 2030
1.0
Version: 1.3.1