Linux Hardware Company Blasts Apple for Webcam Security Advice


Apple has recently told users not to use webcam covers on MacBooks because this approach would eventually damage the device and prevent certain features from working.

The company says MacBook users can simply rely on the camera indicator light, whose role is to help determine whether the camera is active or not.

On the other hand, hardware kill switches are very often the preferred choice in terms of webcam security, and it’s all simply because such a method can’t be hacked in case a malicious actor breaks into the device.

This is why Purism, a company that’s building Linux computers promising uncompromised security, says Apple’s security advice is “discouraging,” explaining that the Cupertino-based tech giant actually wants to go for a “just trust us” kind of… (read more)

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