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Why does Opera Mail want to access my webcam?

  • Recently my firewall (suit) caught Opera Mail trying to access my webcam. Needless to say I blocked it.

    But why would a mail program want to have access to a webcam? Other than for spying?

    Bit suspicious isn't it?

  • Unlikely. More likely some malware is masquerading as OperaMail.

  • *If* it really is Opera Mail, there might be an explanation. Opera Mail is Opera 12 with some tweaks and browser stuff hidden. Opera 12 had webcam support. So, it might just be Opera Mail detecting the presence of the device which shows up as an access.