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asked Airport Disk - How can I access it over the Internet without iCloud or Back to my Mac?
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comment How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
Also to remove this behavior one only needs to install OS X over the old installation... This hack only lasts until a newer version is released.
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revised How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
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Sep
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comment How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
As I said this is not "easy" to do, unless you are the target of some resourceful group with access to your house and passwords.
Sep
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comment How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
This basically means that he will modify the firmware and flash it to ALLOW hacking unnoticed. His third method just bypasses the problems of the first two by ignoring them. Essentially he consciously flashes his own camera to allow for a method to bypass the previous two problems. So for a "hacker" to actually do this, he would need physical access to the laptop TWICE, the root(administrator) password and information about the laptop itself. He also uses an older mac from 2008, newer ones surely are harder to do...
Sep
6
comment How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
These all conclude that this is not easy to do. Then he goes in and proposes a THIRD alternative: "A third approach overcomes both drawbacks by letting the iSight be programmed with the legitimate firmware when it is first powered. Once the firmware has been loaded onto the camera, it can be reprogrammed at any time using “Firmware Load” vendor-specific USB device requests. Furthermore, it can be reprogrammed from any user space process."
Sep
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comment How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
Then: "These approaches have two major drawbacks. The first drawback is that they rely on programming the iSight when it is in its unprogrammed state which only happens when the camera is first powered by the USB bus. The second drawback is that root access is required in order to modify the existing driver or load a new driver."
Sep
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comment How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
Then "One approach to change the firmware on the camera is to modify the AppleUSBVideoSupport driver to contain different firmware. A second approach would be to provide a new driver that matches the VID/PID and provides a higher probe score [3]. The new driver would run at system start up instead of Apple’s driver and download the new firmware to the camera."
Sep
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comment How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
Your link: "Disabling the indicator LED on the iSight entails two requirements. First, as described in Section III, the indicator LED is directly connected to the STANDBY pin on the image sensor. In order to disable the LED, we need to keep STANDBY asserted. Since asserting STANDBY will disable the image sensor output, we need to configure the image sensor to ignore STANDBY before we assert this signal. Second, we need a way to modify the firmware on the EZ-USB to in order to configure the image sensor appropriately as well as keep STANDBY asserted whenever we want the LED to stay off."
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answered How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?
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accepted Looking for an iPhone app or script that turns off “Cellular Data” when on 2G and then BACK ON when on 3G
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accepted Wikis on OS X Server - How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another?
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answered Wikis on OS X Server - How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another?
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accepted How do I add an iframe whitelist to OS X Server 3.1.1
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answered How do I add an iframe whitelist to OS X Server 3.1.1
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revised Wikis on OS X Server - How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another?
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answered How to create user only for wiki?
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comment Wikis on OS X Server - How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another?
Really? I thought all wikis had this. Kind of useless if they don't. You can only create links that direct outwards so basically you can't create content, but only annotate your ideas on existing stuff that you get from somewhere else. Weird design decision! I can see wiki permissions have to be watched for stuff to transclude correctly but that could have been left to the user to sort out. There is this thing in the menu HTML snippet but it's not nearly as useful as transclusion.
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revised Wikis on OS X Server - How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another?
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