There is an increasing threat of cameras and microphones being used to spy on you.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Leaked documents have shown plans from the NSA to infect “millions” of computers with malware called CAPTIVATEDAUDIENCE (which turns a computer’s microphone into a bug) and GUMFISH (which turns your camera into a spycam). Such attacks will only become more common in the future.
We decided to stop these types of attacks entirely: with switches that physically sever the circuit to the microphone and camera. Try hacking that!
All Librem products offer Hardware Kill Switches that physically sever the circuit at the hardware level for:
We are planning additional hardware kill switches for the Librem 11 and Librem Phone, for the cellular (SIM) card slot and the GPS receiver.
Curious about how it all works? You can read more about the way we designed our hardware kill switches.