It's not the primary function of the product, but CamCamX is capable of serving as a fake webcam with the latest versions of Mac desktop browsers, including 64-bit Safari and 32-bit Google Chrome.
Why would you use a fake webcam? Well, aside from the obvious voyeuristic uses, having a bit of software between your home webcam and the Flash-based video world might just prevent an unauthorized webcam snapshot. Because it makes the system more complex to the attacker who would assume either a single webcam or a webcam that can be turned on and off via Flash. Which is not true of a webcam exposed through the mixing layer of CamCamX.
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