Why I remove the mics from my laptops...

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Redneck Rebel, May 28, 2012.


  1. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I put tape over mine with a Qtip head under it. ;)


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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Even I am not afraid to leave my microphone alone...jeez guys. Make me feel bad. I run Comodo (paid version) and it will warn me well enough...that's the Win 7 box. On the laptops, eh...I do cover the video, but audio is disabled so it kind of defeats the purpose of doing all that Q-Tip work that Quigs does. :p
     
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  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    What about disabling the mic on an iPhone? :D


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  5. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    Depending on whats being discussed I shutdown and remove the battery from my Android. Course I removed CarrierIQ as well but never can be to cautious.
     
  6. Chizel21

    Chizel21 Monkey

    why do you have to remove the battery? Honest question. Just turning it off wouldn't do the trick? J/W


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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Turning some computers/notepads/smart-phones off may, or may NOT, actually turn off the CPU, and stop it from running background processes. It really depends on how the hardware and firmware were designed.... Why would ANYONE stop the mic from working on a Cellphone? (iPhone) Kind of makes the cellphone useless, doesn't it? All my computers sit behind a very good Firewall, that reports any and all incoming IP Port Connection Requests.
    I see all the Chinese and Bangladesh Probes whacking away, and I just smile....Now if they could break into my Encrypted VPN Connection Port, I would start to get a little concerned. So far they haven't even found it, let alone started bashing it.... Oh well, soon enough for that....
     
  8. Chizel21

    Chizel21 Monkey

    Thanks for the info


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  9. CATO

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  10. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    So what I should really do is take a pic of my hairy butt and mount it in front of my webcam when I'm not using it, just in case. Lol.
     
  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just don't load Chrome....
     
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