[wdmaudiodev] Re: Detecting and blocking microphone usage

  • From: "Matthew van Eerde" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "Matthew.van.Eerde" for DMARC)
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  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:28:38 +0000

Windows supports the first two natively via Start > Settings > Privacy > 
Microphone; I believe there are ways to set these via group policy as well

You can write a user-mode solution for the third using the session manager APIs 
– IaudioSessionManager, IAudioSessionManager2, IAudioSessionNotification

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/matthew_van_eerde/2013/09/26/getting-peak-meters-and-volume-settings-for-all-apps-and-audio-devices-on-the-system/

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Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:30:04 AM
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Subject: [wdmaudiodev] Detecting and blocking microphone usage

Hi guys,

I'm trying to find a way to implement a security kernel driver (or, if not 
possible, a user-mode solution) for microphone usage.

I'd like to be able to do the following:
1. Block selective applications from accessing the microphone.
2. If not possible, block all applications from using the microphone.
3. If not possible, notify the user when the microphone is being used.

Can you please shed some light on what possibilities I have?

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