ProtectStar has released Camera Guard 2 Professional for Mac, an update to their popular security application for macOS. The app protects the Mac’s built-in web camera and microphone from access by hackers, and also protects the machine from ransomware attacks by monitoring files and folders for unauthorized access.
The new version of the app offers numerous new features, including improved access detection, protection against Mac ransomware, a whitelist for allowed apps and processes, and support for the Apple’s Touch ID sensor that’s found on the latest models of the MacBook Pro.
Camera Guard 2 Professional’s malware protection monitors the files and folders stored on a Mac’s hard drive. It detects changes to the monitored data, alerting the user to any changes or attempts by ransomware to encrypt the files.
- Web camera protection
- Pop-Up notifications regarding security breaches
- Logfile protocol
- Microphone protection
- Deep Detective(TM)
- Protection against known and unknown attack attempts
- Protection against Mac ransomware
- File and folder monitoring
- Passcode protection
- Supports Touch ID on compatible MacBook Pro models
- 24/7 Support by e-Mail
“We’re excited about the new protection abilities we’ve included in the latest version of Camera Guard,” says Niklas Mayle, Security Manager of the Development Team at ProtectStar. “Not only can our users rest easy that they aren’t being monitored by the bad guys via their own Mac, they can also prevent ransomware attacks by those same bad guys with just a few clicks of their mouse!”
- Mac OS 10.11 or higher (Supports macOS High Sierra)
- 64-bit Processor
- 50 MB
- Internet connection for activation and updates
Camera Guard 2 Professional is $29.90, and includes 12-months of updates/upgrades and technical support. A Care Plan is also available for $59.90, and includes 3-years of updates/upgrades and premium technical support.
For more information, visit the the ProtectStar website.