I want to know how secure I am.
I've made a series of pentests in my network and one of the things I've tried was to record webcam and microphone.
Recording an end-user's microphone seems to be a stealth thing. But what about the webcam? In my tests, the indicator is turned on and I can't figure out a way to do this without turning on the light.
So far, I'm assuming that if someone broke into my computer and turned on the webcam, I'll know that.
But, if it's possible to do such thing, which technique should I use to detect that the webcam is in use?
It is probably hardware specific, as mentioned by @Steve-Dispensa. Maybe the question now is, which of the available hardware on the market is vulnerable to that kind of attack?
And the second question is: How do I know my webcam hardware specifications? Especially the built-in webcams for laptops.