I'm noticing that Google Chrome (
Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit) — current version as of writing this question) has enabled my MBP camera and, perhaps, the microphone:
$ lsof | grep "AppleCamera" Google 1466 areynolds txt REG 1,6 354304 4305421720 /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/AppleCamera.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AppleCamera $ ps -p 1466 PID TTY TIME CMD 1466 ?? 0:38.47 /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome
I have no tabs open (just one window, which defaults to https://www.google.com). I have also disabled all Chrome extensions and apps.
I went into Chrome's settings and set the switches to require sites that use the camera and microphone to first ask my permission.
How do I stop Google Chrome from enabling my camera and microphone without permission? If relevant or useful, I am running OS X 10.13.4.
Perhaps an alternative or more general question is: Given that this application is accessing the camera without permission, is there a way in OS X to block access to the
AppleCamera device (or any particular device, generally) on a per-application level, as a general security measure? Is there a way to lock down OS X to this degree (perhaps via LDAP attributes used via OS X Server/Open Directory)?