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Webcam Privacy

Webcams, keyboards, and web browsers are all susceptible to hacking – just like other programs. Simple infection techniques could give hackers access to the passwords and anything that is happening in front of your webcam. Cybercriminals can use your webcam or mic to secretly spy on you. Sophos Home alerts you when an outside source is attempting to access your webcam or mic, giving you the option to allow or block the action.

System Requirements as of 30 January 2019

Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10
Minimum 1 GB of free disk space / Minimum 1 GB of RAM

macOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, or 10.14
Minimum 4 GB of free disk space / Minimum 4 GB of RAM

Supported Browsers: Microsoft Edge / Internet Explorer 10 /
Apple Safari / Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox

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