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OverSight for Mac

Monitors a Mac's microphone and webcam.

Free
In English
4.1
Based on 8 user rates

OverSight overview

OverSight is an anti-malware app that monitors a Mac's microphone and webcam, alerting a user when the internal mic is activated, or whenever a process accesses the built-in webcam.

One of the most insidious actions of malware, is abusing the audio and video capabilities of an infected host to record an unknowing user. Macs, of course, are not immune; malware such as OSX/FruitFly, OSX/Crisis, OSX/Mokes, and others, all attempt to spy on Mac users. OverSight constantly monitors a system, alerting a user whenever the internal microphone is activated, or the built-in webcam is accessed. And yes, while the webcam's LED will turn on whenever a session is initially started, new research has shown that malware can surreptitious piggyback into such existing sessions (FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.) and record both audio and video - without fear of detection.

What’s new in version 2.0.0

Version 2.0.0:
  • Rewrite leveraging logging subsystem
  • M1 native support
  • Execute script on event
  • Improved Big Sur compatibility/issues
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OverSight for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.0.0
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4.1

(11 Reviews of OverSight)

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x9329724
x9329724
Dec 1 2021
2.0.0
5.0
Dec 1 2021
5.0
Version: 2.0.0
(New?) 2.0.0 works well with Big Sur. Just wanted to amend my review from the other day, which I can't seem to do nor do I see any way of actually giving it a star rating, which would be 5.0.
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Nov 30 2021
1.2.0
0.0
Nov 30 2021
0.0
Version: 1.2.0
The version shown here (1.2.0) is 4 years old. The latest version is 2.0.0 and can be downloaded from the developer's website.
x9329724
x9329724
Nov 28 2021
1.2.0
5.0
Nov 28 2021
5.0
Version: 1.2.0
Having just dabbled with Big Sur (still using Mojave), I noticed that one of the two big cpu hoarders was OverSightXPC. The other hoarder was a web browser with well over a hundred tabs open, so understandable, but the OverSight process seemed like it was just spinning quickly to no avail. Also come to think I'm not sure it really was doing anything either, as the few things I did try to get it to fire didn't seem to get any response from it. (Anybody else?)
Morpe
Morpe
Oct 7 2020
1.2.0
0.0
Oct 7 2020
0.0
Version: 1.2.0
today it used 12GB of ram, on average it uses 2 to 8
frans-3
frans-3
May 28 2020
1.2.0
1.0
May 28 2020
1.0
Version: 1.2.0
Does not save/remember its setting, Catalina! (Allow Full Disk Acces set). Have to set Allow every time even when saved as Always allow
x9329724
x9329724
Dec 1 2021
2.0.0
5.0
Dec 1 2021
5.0
Version: 2.0.0
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 30 2021
2.0.0
4.0
Nov 30 2021
4.0
Version: 2.0.0
frans-3
frans-3
May 28 2020
1.0
May 28 2020
1.0
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Jun 26 2018
5.0
Jun 26 2018
5.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Feb 24 2018
5.0
Feb 24 2018
5.0
Version: null
Dorkypants
Dorkypants
Jun 10 2017
3.5
Jun 10 2017
3.5
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Apr 15 2017
5.0
Apr 15 2017
5.0
Version: null
Kobalt
Kobalt
Nov 15 2016
4.0
Nov 15 2016
4.0
Version: null