FaceTime spying on me?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Chauncebrook, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Chauncebrook, Nov 6, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012

    Chauncebrook macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    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?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    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.

    Cheers mate.
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    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.
  4. Chauncebrook thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    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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