Take iSight Snapshots When Invalid Login is Detected
Now here’s a cool trick: you can take iSight camera captures when an invalid login is detected on a Mac! This is so cool.
Posted verbatim from Mac OS X Hints:
“With the new MacBook Pro’s including built-in iSight cameras, I thought it would be useful to take an iSight snapshot of anyone trying to break into my laptop. This is done by tailing /var/log/asl.log for invalid login attempts (both at the login screen and screen saver). I have created an authsight program (1.5KB download) that provides a monitoring daemon which calls the camera after an invalid login attempt, and also includes a launchd manifest. An iSight command line tool named iSightCapture is also required.
It would not be too difficult to modify this tool to call home and even email photos should a laptop be stolen.”
Setting this up is pretty easy and requires a few downloads and a little work, here are the links to follow if you’re interested in this kind of thing:
Source: Mac OS X Hints
If you know of another method of snapping FaceTime / iSight camera pictures on a Mac when an invalid login is detected, share them with us in the comments!