I found a nice little app on the App Store called i Web Camera which sounded like it could do just the trick!
It sucks in low-light, and the resolution is shitty at best - and don't even get me started on those wires.
As is the case with many such stories, necessity thus drove me to find this nifty little solution.
‘Webcams can be easily compromised by even inexperienced and unsophisticated adversaries if the model of a webcam is inherently vulnerable due to a lack of security-by-design,’ he said.
‘Or, if it is intentionally made vulnerable during production as part of an adversarial nation-state campaign, or if the consumer practices poor cyber-hygiene and Information Security.’ As easy as it is for someone to hack, it’s a bit harder to spot when you’re the one being targeted.
The catch here of course, is that you need their "driver" software installed on the computer.
This is all fine.you're on a Mac or Windows machine.
The first thing Scott says you should do is immediately cover your camera with a plaster or something, so the perpetrators can’t watch you anymore.
Then – and it gets a tad more complicated – you need to temporarily set up firewall rules to block audio and video traffic.
You should then uninstall your webcam drivers, and run a complete scan of all of your drives using reputable anti-virus and anti-malware software (Malware Bytes is pretty decent).