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iSight cam takes photos in hidden mode?
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dickon_br
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Jul 17, 2011, 01:22 AM
 
hi guys

i have a macbook 13' and i'd like to know if exists some soft or maybe script or any solution for :

i need to take pictures from isight buit-it webcam in hidden mode.

but i need to take this in hidden mode, the application have run on startup like a hidden service, without anyone that using this mac knows about it and after that, starts to take photos in a pre-configure time lapse.

and after that , this soft will upload all photos taken to a ftp server, all that in hidden mode.

does anybody knows if exists this apps or give me a solution to get this results ?

thanks .

sorry my english.
     
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Jul 17, 2011, 03:33 AM
 
You are evil.

Sorry my english.
     
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Jul 17, 2011, 04:55 AM
 
Orbicule's Undercover can do something similar, but it probably won't do what you want if you really do want to be an asshole.
     
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Jul 17, 2011, 02:54 PM
 
And how do we know that the OP does not have legitimate surveillance needs?
     
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Jul 17, 2011, 03:02 PM
 
We don't, but we also don't care.

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Jul 17, 2011, 03:48 PM
 
Because it sounds exactly like those keylogger spammers.
     
dickon_br  (op)
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Jul 17, 2011, 08:33 PM
 
wow, you guys made ‚Äč‚Äčnasty comments without even knowing why I need such apps.

I lend my Mac to some friends in work, but I think they're taking him to where he should not and performing tasks that are not relevant to the work they should, so I wanted to be sure.

But okay, I'll try to find a solution in some other forum, thanks anyway.
     
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Jul 17, 2011, 09:01 PM
 
Depending on what country you're in, you're trying to do something that's illegal.

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Jul 17, 2011, 09:36 PM
 
Just don't lend your Mac to anyone if your paranoid.
     
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Jul 18, 2011, 06:15 AM
 
I doubt that it's possible to turn the built-in camera on w/o the indicator light showing.
Apple doesn't want any part of the kind of activity you're contemplating and isn't going to make it easy to do.
     
   
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