Randomly I heard a man's voice from our home Mac, "yea, I can hear them"

There were no internet windows open. We cover our camera with a sticker, call us paranoid but are we really? NO!

Does anyone know how I can find out how, why, where, who is listening in on me?!?!?!?

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  • Remote access trojan... – Fiasco Labs Feb 14 '15 at 19:12
  • Micro Snitch program just for that (built by a company behind Little Snitch). – Acute Apr 10 '17 at 17:13

Install Little Snitch for Mac and reboot. You can use the filter to limit external communications to just those that you explicitly authorize. If it's an ongoing thing, just disconnect for a while to see if it persists.

If you're really worried about it and don't want to monitor network connections, you could always block the microphone. On my MacBook, I used a few layers of electrical tape to cover the microphone (didn't fall off until a while after I stopped being paranoid). To find the microphone(s) on your machine, you can open QuickTime Player, click File > New Audio Recording, turn the volume up, and tap around the chassis. Use headphones to eliminate reverb loops while testing.

Really doubt an eavesdropper would use a two-way stream.

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