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OverSight1.2.0

25 September 2017

Monitors a Mac's microphone and webcam.

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 OverSight

Version 1.2.0:
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra compatibility
  • Improvements to logic/memory usage

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How would you rate OverSight app?

7 Reviews of OverSight

5
DragonMaster
24 February 2018
Version: 1.2.0

Most helpful

Warns you if someone is trying to access your camera or mic on you Mac. If you're a paranoid like me you will want it. You would be surprized to see who wants to gain access to your Mac when you don't want them to!
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1
frans-3
28 May 2020
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
(0)
5
DragonMaster
24 February 2018
Version: 1.2.0
Warns you if someone is trying to access your camera or mic on you Mac. If you're a paranoid like me you will want it. You would be surprized to see who wants to gain access to your Mac when you don't want them to!
(1)
1
frans-3
01 August 2017
Version: 1.1.2
Prevents screensaver en display energy saver to kick in!
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3.5
Dorkypants
10 June 2017
Version: 1.1.2
Occasionally turns into the top process consuming battery power, according to Activity Monitor (macOS Sierra 10.12.5) Energy>Energy Impact: runs my MacBook's battery down while it's in Sleep mode.
(1)
Jimw
26 February 2017
Version: 1.0.0
After installing this, my MacPro running 10.12.3. started completely freezing up randomly. After I removed it & did an Onyx cleanup, the freezing disappeared completely. FYI: I regularly do a cleanup every 3 weeks.
(0)
Cowicide
25 January 2017
Version: 1.0.0
I like OverSight so far, but it froze up when Mac App Blocker attempted to access iSight camera. I hope this issue is fixed.
(0)
4
Kobalt
15 November 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Great app, great price!

Also:

"Q: How is OverSight different than other tools (such as MicroSnitch)?
A: OverSight is unique in a variety of ways:

• OverSight is 100% free (no demo mode, limited functionality, etc).

• OverSight is able to identify the process that is accessing the webcam. When your webcam's LED light randomly comes on, you'd want to know what process triggered that, right?

• OverSight provides the means to either 'allow' or 'block' a process that is accessing the webcam.

• OverSight can detect secondary 'consumer' processes that may be piggy-backing off a legitimate webcam session in order to stealthily record the user without detection. (See: "Getting Duped: Piggybacking on Webcam Streams for Surreptitious Recordings" for details on this novel attack)."
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