Dell launches new privacy controls for Linux hardware

new privacy controls

After the pandemic-fueled shift to the WFH setup, Dell has launched Dell Privacy Drivers that support the latest devices. The new hardware-based privacy buttons prevent any application from gaining access to the in-built camera and microphone on a laptop. To ensure that microphone can’t be compromised, users need to select ctrl+F4, and for the webcam, they need to press ctrl+F9.

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The new code will be incorporated in the Linux kernel so that no program or person can gain illegal access to the video or audio streams. It works at an OS level and will easily block malware, spyware, etc. and prevent accidents.

Source: zdnet