How to configure applications' access to the webcam in Kaspersky Internet Security 16 for Mac
The Webcam protection feature in Kaspersky Internet Security 16 for Mac prevents applications from accessing the Mac’s webcam. By default, Webcam protection is disabled. Webcam protection does hot have any exclusions settings for specific applications. If the feature is enabled, access to the webcam is blocked for all system and user processes.
To block access to the webcam:
- Open Preferences in Kaspersky Internet Security 16 for Mac.
- In the Preferences window, go to the Privacy tab.
- In the Webcam section, select the option Block webcam.
When Webcam protection is turned on, Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 16 starts blocking new attempts to access the webcam. Applications that were already using the webcam will be blocked upon computer restart.
List of supported webcams
Kaspersky Internet Security 16 for Mac blocks access to built-in and external webcams included into Apple’s proprietary libraries. To stop applications from accessing the webcam, Kaspersky Internet Security 16 for Mac blocks access to these libraries.
Webcam protection supports webcams which are compatible with:
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
Support of external webcams is not tested and cannot be guaranteed by Kaspersky Lab.
Popular applications that can be blocked with Webcam protection
One of the popular use cases of the Webcam protection feature is preventing accidental activation of a webcam in legitimate applications. Below are examples of popular applications for Mac which are compatible with the Webcam protection feature:
- Facebook Video Calling
- Microsoft Lync
- iCamera Recorder
- Livestream Procaster
- Should I Sleep
- Camera Recorder
- IP Camera Viewer
This list is given as an example, and the functionality of Webcam protection is not limited to it.