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!
The Librem 14 and Librem 15 laptops offer kill switches for:
The Librem 5 phone offer kill switches for:
Curious about how it all works? You can read more about the way we designed our hardware kill switches.