Intruders may attempt to receive the audio stream from sound recording devices by means of special software. Sound recording devices are microphones that are connected to or built into the computer and capable of transmitting an audio stream through the sound card interface (input signal). Kaspersky Internet Security monitors which applications receive an audio stream from sound recording devices and protects the audio stream from unauthorized intercepts.
By default, Kaspersky Internet Security blocks applications from Untrusted and High Restricted trust groups from receiving the audio stream coming from sound recording devices connected to the computer. You can manually allow applications to receive the audio stream from sound recording devices.
If an application from the Low Restricted trust group is requesting access to a sound recording device, Kaspersky Internet Security displays a notification and prompts you to choose whether or not to allow this application to receive the audio stream from a sound recording device. If Kaspersky Internet Security is unable to display this notification (for example, when the Kaspersky Internet Security graphical interface has not yet loaded), the application from the Low Restricted trust group is allowed to receive the audio stream from a sound recording device.
All applications in the Trusted group are allowed to receive an audio stream from sound recording devices by default.
Audio stream protection has the following special features:
Kaspersky Internet Security does not guarantee protection of the audio stream from such devices as DSLR cameras, camcorders, and action cameras.Page top