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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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FaceTime spying on me?

I never use FaceTime on my MacBook but I noticed the green webcam light turned on and FaceTime was running in the background (it turned itself on!)? I quickly shut it off and didn't even notice any video up on the screen. I'm just wondering is there a way to check to see if this was innocent or something more nefarious going on?! Should I look for something in the log files to give me a clue?

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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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I never use FaceTime on my MacBook but I noticed the green webcam light turned on and FaceTime was running in the background (it turned itself on!)? I quickly shut it off and didn't even notice any video up on the screen. I'm just wondering is there a way to check to see if this was innocent or something more nefarious going on?! Should I look for something in the log files to give me a clue?
I have experienced this myself too, although FaceTime was never running in the background.

I have resorted to taping a short length of opaque cellophane tape over the camera in case some peeping tom is spying on me.

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Duck tape it up and try and keep quiet. Cook will soon become uninterested of you computer endeavors and will move onto another Apple customer.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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Ha! Yeah, I actually did that but I was hoping I could dig into the computer and figure out what triggered it? I spent some time looking at the log files but just don't know enough about what I'm looking at! If nothing else I will continue my efforts and use this if nothing else as way to learn more about these sorts of things! Thanks for the replies though.
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