On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Sat, 2010-01-23 at 20:54 -0500, Christopher Beland wrote:
> * Accessing a webcam or microphone remotely and unexpectedly viewing
> listening to a local user.
This seems quite tricky to formulate to me; I can certainly see all
sorts of legitimate scenarios for remote access to such devices which
you wouldn't want to do as root. I'm not sure if we can really include
Yes.. but I can't see many that would be allowed by default. The issue
in writing a policy is looking at what is set by default. Yes you can
set up ways and have business reasons for doing so.. but I can't come
up with one where by default someone can come into a computer and turn
on the camera... In all cases, its where someone has made a decision
that this is how things should be and should change the settings to do
There are quite a few videos of hackers breaking into systems and
turning on cameras and videos for their 'pleasure'. Also cases of
blackmail where some kid has been asked for more compromising
Stephen J Smoogen.
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