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February 14, 2017

How to disable your webcam

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Almost everything that we use these days can be connected to the internet. Our televisions, lights, washing machines and even refrigerators can be Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. These everyday smart appliances connect to the internet to give you more information and control than we could ever have imagined. It’s a really handy technology. Unfortunately, […]

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February 6, 2017

Why you should cover up your laptop’s webcam

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Valerie Olson wanted to know if she should cover up her laptop’s webcam to prevent people from spying on her. As it happens a few high-profile folks have been spotted covering their webcams, including F.B.I. Director James Comey, who said in an interview, “I put a piece of tape over the […]

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January 7, 2017

Can people spy through my webcam? The answer will shock you

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CODE red, code red. Hackers are gaining access to your webcam and spying on your without your knowing. Thanks to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – not forgetting the odd Snapchat-sent naked selfie – we’re all sharing far more than we should. But how would you feel if you were being […]

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January 1, 2017

Can people really spy on me through my camera?

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We’ve connected all of our gadgets to the internet, filled them with cameras and repeatedly played fast and loose with our passwords. Popular opinion has it that no-good hackers are using their skills to gain access to the cameras within our laptops, smartphones, tablets and even home security set-ups. Worryingly, […]

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December 29, 2016

Can you tell if your webcam was hacked?

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Here’s a truly scary thought: a hacker using the webcam on your personal computer to spy on your current activity. In 2016, it’s not just the stuff of nightmares, but a potential reality. If the worst were to happen, would you be able to tell if your webcam had been […]

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December 19, 2016

Do You Really Need to Cover Your Computer Webcam? – Barron’s

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Do You Really Need to Cover Your Computer Webcam? – Barron’s Are you one of those folks who put tape over their computer webcams? “There is the potential that someone could break into your computer and take over your webcam,” security consultant and educator Chris Silvers tells Barron’s Next. The […]

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