If you use your laptop for personal or confidential reasons, then you could be at risk of a security breach. You might think that it couldn't happen to you, but reports of hacking rose significantly in 2021. Don't assume you won’t be a victim of microphone hacking. Here are helpful tips for blocking the microphone of your laptop.
One of the easiest ways to block your laptop's microphone is by manually turning it off. To do this, you can go to your laptop settings and click on the microphone section; it will usually display itself with the term "Sound" or "Volume." Once you find the designated area for your microphone settings, you will see a button that allows you to disable the microphone. Go ahead and click that button then but if a hacker has remote access capabilities turning on these controls are no issue. You need something stronger for privacy.
If you have a laptop with a plug-in microphone and webcam, the best way to ensure that your privacy remains confidential is by unplugging the devices. Remember that your microphone is always vulnerable. It is scary to think that hackers can easily listen in on the personal conversations you have when your laptop is not actively in use. Unfortunately, your laptop’s internal mic can still eavesdrop on you if a hacker, government or corporation has remote access control. This is still unsecure.
Perhaps you should not feel secure enough from clicking a button and trusting that your microphone won't work since hackers can bypass something as simple as that. Moreover, if your work includes a host of virtual meetings in which you require a microphone you might find it exhausting to switch it on and off constantly.
The best way to ensure total audio security is by using the Mic-Lock microphone blocker 3.5mm mic-block. Whenever you have a meeting, you can easily unplug the mic-block for the time being. At Mic-Lock, we work diligently to provide you with high-quality products that help you take back control of your privacy.