The Webcam protection feature in Kaspersky Internet Security 16 for Mac prevents applications from accessing the Mac’s webcam. By default, Webcam protection is disabled. Webcam protection does hot have any exclusions settings for specific applications. If the feature is enabled, access to the webcam is blocked for all system and user processes.
To block access to the webcam:
When Webcam protection is turned on, Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 16 starts blocking new attempts to access the webcam. Applications that were already using the webcam will be blocked upon computer restart.
Kaspersky Internet Security 16 for Mac blocks access to built-in and external webcams included into Apple’s proprietary libraries. To stop applications from accessing the webcam, Kaspersky Internet Security 16 for Mac blocks access to these libraries.
Webcam protection supports webcams which are compatible with:
Support of external webcams is not tested and cannot be guaranteed by Kaspersky Lab.
One of the popular use cases of the Webcam protection feature is preventing accidental activation of a webcam in legitimate applications. Below are examples of popular applications for Mac which are compatible with the Webcam protection feature:
This list is given as an example, and the functionality of Webcam protection is not limited to it.
Release of antivirus database updates (required to protect your computer/server/mobile device)
Providing technical support over phone / web
Release of patches for the application (addressing detected bugs)
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