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 PostPost subject: [TUT] Disable an integrated iSight camera in OS X 10.5        Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:46 pm 
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I never use my iSight camera in my iMac. I don't video conference anyone, I don't take photos of myself, and Photo Booth doesn't amuse me. So there's no point in having it there right? Well since Apple don't sell any models without it, you're kind of stuck with it. But even though it's there doesn't mean it can't be disabled. There's no obvious way of disabling it in OS X but you can still disable it by following these steps:

1. Open Terminal.
2. Type the following (remember to press enter after typing each line)
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sudo -i
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cd /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer.component/Contents/MacOS
sudo chmod 000 QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitzer
cd /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreMediaIOServicesPrivate.framework/Versions/A/Resources/VDC.plugin/Contents/MacOS
sudo chmod 000 VDC

3. Now close the Terminal.

You're done. It should be disabled now.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:31 pm 
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Another method, requiring one nail and one hammer.

Place nail on the iSight camera
Smash nail into camera with hammer


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:03 pm 
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I don't see the point in disabling it? It's not like it uses any extra power when it's not being used, or that it consumes system resources...?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:53 am 
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pr0gram the pr0grammer wrote:
I don't see the point in disabling it? It's not like it uses any extra power when it's not being used, or that it consumes system resources...?


It's a hardcore Mac user thing...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:32 am 
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pr0gram the pr0grammer wrote:
I don't see the point in disabling it? It's not like it uses any extra power when it's not being used, or that it consumes system resources...?

Read this: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0 ... 8&from=rss

Yes I know it's old news but still the issue could come back.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:22 pm 
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mdogg wrote:
pr0gram the pr0grammer wrote:
I don't see the point in disabling it? It's not like it uses any extra power when it's not being used, or that it consumes system resources...?

Read this: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0 ... 8&from=rss

Yes I know it's old news but still the issue could come back.


There's a green light that comes on if it's one. A bit obvious. ;)

And if you do see it come on, do something naughty on it (like moon it, get naked.. ect). Give the nosy something to look at. (H)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:59 pm 
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Ambig wrote:
mdogg wrote:
pr0gram the pr0grammer wrote:
I don't see the point in disabling it? It's not like it uses any extra power when it's not being used, or that it consumes system resources...?

Read this: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0 ... 8&from=rss

Yes I know it's old news but still the issue could come back.


There's a green light that comes on if it's one. A bit obvious. ;)

And if you do see it come on, do something naughty on it (like moon it, get naked.. ect). Give the nosy something to look at. (H)

But part of the security hole might have been that the green light didn't come on... :|

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:40 am 
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*sigh* I guess I'll have to sit in front of my laptop naked all the time from now on.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:40 am 
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Ambig wrote:
*sigh* I guess I'll have to sit in front of my laptop naked all the time from now on.


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