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Oversight from Objective-See is a program with which you can keep an eye on the microphone and camera access on your Mac, Different to Micro snitch Oversight is completely free. In addition, the developer offers more on his website Free apps for the security of Mac, iMac, MacBook and Co at. In addition to accessing the webcam and microphone, these apps also target ransomware, background processes, programs infected with malware, and more.
Behind the free security program oversight is the company Objective-See, which is operated by Patrick Wardle. Wardle is Director of Research (R&D) at Synack, an IT security company. With Objective-See he offers free programs that he has written for the security of his Mac system. Oversight is a small tool that tells you when a program wants to have access to your Mac's camera and / or microphone.
Extensive information about the program, a Q&A, installation instructions and of course the download from Oversight you can find it through this link.
Patrick Wardle offers a total of ten programs for more security on the Mac on his company website. This also includes the program What's your sign. This has nothing to do with the zodiac sign of the user, but offers an overview of the data and signatures in the files that you have via the Finder calls. Then there is the program KnockKnockwhich detects programs stubbornly installed on the system. So you can find aggressive malware among other things. The program works against ransomware RansomWhere? in front. It examines in the background whether any programs or processes encrypt your data unnoticed.
An overview of all Objective-See programs can be found with this link.
Patrick Wardle's website states that programs such as Oversight on OS X, partly specially designed for El Capitan are. So it may be that they don't work optimally on macOS Sierra. If you have already had experience with the programs on different Apple systems, please leave a comment! Thanks :)
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