It’s not paranoia: Hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook does it. So does FBI Director James Comey. Should you?

 

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Hackers can access your laptop via the video and audio portals, or the wireless dongle on your mouse.

What they do, is cover up their laptop webcams – sometimes with just a piece of opaque tape – blocking scuzzball computer hackers from activating the built-in cameras and spying on them. Perhaps in their bedrooms.

The hackers do it using a type of malware, or malicious software, that lets them remotely hijack computers. In hacker lingo, they take control and “enslave” computers.
FBI Director Comey admitted in a question-and-answer session April 6 at Kenyon College in Ohio that he saw a colleague with tape over his webcam and decided to follow suit.
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Marco Tapia

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Aug, 22, 2016

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