Is the iSight indicator LED hardwired or can it be circumvented?
when a macbook's built-in iSight camera is activated, this is indicated by a green light right next to it.
My question is: Can anyone confirm that this indicator light is hardwired e.g. with the camera's power supply, so that it is by hardware impossible to use the camera without the light? (I sure hope so.)
Or can the indicator LED be switched off by software? (Clearly, this is not intended and most probably would not be documented, but it could still be technically possible. And if it is, I would guess, NSA and Co. have ways to acess it, and I don't want them in my home).
In other words: (How much) can I trust the green camera indicator LED?
Is this a good question?