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Started by Autumner, April 28, 2015, 04:28:02 PM
Quote from: Autumner on April 29, 2015, 11:19:43 AMThanks BenYeeHua, that's a good suggestion. I'll try it. I want to block Skype from accessing a PCI card because it crashes (tries to use it as a webcam - disabling the hardware works but is not really an option).
Quote from: Autumner on April 30, 2015, 12:23:00 PMThanks BenYeeHua, is that 360 total security? Looks like Skype modern will work because it asks for webcam permission before starting, but I hate modern apps and it also wants to merge Microsoft-Skype accounts for some reason. Nah.Yes, hardware developers say it's Skype's fault (they are right) and Skype just ignores the issue (you are right). So I'm stuck with Skype 7.1 until I buy a webcam (at least Microsoft offers interesting solutions: having to buy hardware to solve software problems ).
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on April 30, 2015, 02:10:41 PMWhat people don't realize is that we have a vast cyber-security infrastructure still being built, and part that has been neglected (partly due to complexity) i is per-process hardware restriction. However, it is an area I have an active interest, as a user and developer.
Quote from: BenYeeHua on May 01, 2015, 10:11:23 AMSo Skype will just access the wrong webcam, even you has set it to the correct webcam?
Quote from: Autumner on May 01, 2015, 01:25:18 PMNo, if there's a webcam it selects it and works fine. The problem is when there's no camera. It will just default to the TV card and boom, crash instantly. No time to deselect anything and even if there was, it would be impossible. That's the only 'camera' it sees. There is no "don't use a webcam" option anyway. If I disable the hardware it works ("no webcam available"). If I re-enable it while Skype is open, it'll crash immediately. Earlier Skype versions default to the TV card too, but won't crash.
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on May 04, 2015, 10:31:33 AMWell, Microsoft (who owns Skype, of course), has gotten a lot better recently, so maybe hold out a *little* hope.