I would like to learn how to search a laptop/computer/cell for processes scanning the mic input. Additionally, short of physically disabeling the mic input, is there a way to make sure nobody is tapping the input signal?
Edit: I do trust neither the OS (Windows) nor the driver.
Edit 2: It is not an option to disconnect the device (permanently) from the internet.
- For windows there is no better way than physically disabeling the microphone or to disconnect completely from the internet.
- For Linux/Android there is the possiblility to check the sources.
- One could try to inspect all outgoing packages for audio content.
Since there is some discussion on wether or not the driver vendors and big os companies are trustworthy, here some additional information:
- NarusInsight is a "network traffic intelligence system that supports real-time precision targeting, capturing and reconstruction of webmail traffic" NarusInsight.
- Magic Lantern is keystroke logging software developed by the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation Magic Lantern.
- It seems NSA access was built into Windows NSAKEY.
- Microsemi put a backdoor insida a US military chip Microsemi
I would be very interested on how to make sure my laptops microphone is not used for surveillance.