Hacker protection Camera Guard for macOS blocks webcam and microphone

August 30, 2016 in Software (E)

[prMac.com] Miami, Florida - ProtectStar, Inc. today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availabilty of Camera Guard Professional 2016, the company's new safety software solution for Mac OS. Camera Guard Professional(TM) ensures that no hacker, spy or malware can observe you or listen in on you. With just one single click, not only the camera, but also the microphone will be completely protected.

Camera Guard Professional is more than just a new safety product. The app brings back privacy at the work place and in the children's room at home with a single click. It is an uncompromising, unprecedented solution, specifically protecting the webcam and microphone of iMacs and MacBooks.

Alarm! Camera Guard reports access of camera and microphone:
When Camera Guard is installed, a single click is enough in order to secure the camera and microphone. This safety tool from then on reports all applications and processes that try to gain access to the camera and microphone. The user then decides if they wish to allow access to the eyes and ears of the Mac Computer. Or alternatively, not allow access. All accesses and warnings are protocolled in a log file.

The personal settings of the Camera Guard are also protected by a PIN number which is equipped with special hacker protection in order to prevent the software itself from being manipulated.

Deep Detective: The intelligent safety officer:
At the core of Camera Guard is the intelligent Deep Detective. This detective not only recognizes well known malware (for example the Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor, which specifically takes over the control of the integrated webcam), it also identifies attacks of previously unknown malware. Just like an alarm system, a firewall or intruder detection, all attacks from hackers, spies and trojans are detected and blocked using heuristic methods. At the same time the software uses minimal system resources.

After the NSA documents from the archive of the whistleblower Edward Snowden became public, it was clear: Not only data thieves and computer scammers are interested in invading the privacy of the user. Also secret services use every possibility at their disposal to gain access. Taking over the computer webcam or the built in microphone from afar is no longer just science fiction.

"Who wants to be observed or overheard by unknown people while at work or at home? No-one." explained Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. "That's the reason why millions of users all over the world tape over their webcams and microphones. Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and FBI boss James Comey do that. For a lot of parents this is one of the most commonly used safety measures on computers in children's rooms."

Supported Languages
* German and English

System Requirements
* Mac OS 10.11 or higher (OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra)
* 30 MB free hard drive space
* Internet connection for updates and activation

Pricing and Availability:
Camera Guard Professional 2016 offers protection of the microphone, the Deep Detective, protection against well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, password protection and a 24/7 support via email. The pro-version costs $29.90 (USD) - and only $19.90 in the first week of launch. There is also a free version of Camera Guard available that offers protection of the webcam and safety information over accesses.

Based in Miami, Florida, ProtectStar, Inc. was founded by Chris Bohn in 2004. Their aim is to protect the users of tomorrow against unauthorized data access today. ProtectStar was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in mobile and smart phones. In 2006, it released Data Shredder for Windows, which has become an industry standard in secure data deletion. The company's iShredder for iOS, released in 2011, is the leading iOS data erasure app that protects against third parties restoring deleted files. ProtectStar has more than 1,000,000 customers in over 100 countries, from industrial, business, institutional, government, and military sectors, as well as individual users. Copyright (C) 2004-2016 ProtectStar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPod, iPad and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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