Transmission asked to use my microphone

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panthan
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Transmission asked to use my microphone

Post by panthan » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:23 pm

I use a program called Oversight to notify me of incoming requests to use my camera or microphone. I just received one of these messages saying Transmission was asking to use my mic, and I thought that was a little sketchy. Any one have any info on why this would happen? I'm using v2.92. Thanks.

mike.dld
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Re: Transmission asked to use my microphone

Post by mike.dld » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Should not happen, Transmission has no use for the mic. What does the message look like? If it's a notification popup, those are relatively easy to spoof --- any program on your computer is able to show the notification that would appear as if it's shown by some other program.

mike.dld
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Re: Transmission asked to use my microphone

Post by mike.dld » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:42 pm

I'd also suggest scanning your Mac with some antivirus, obviously...

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