Making Webcam "Creep Proof" (The Paranoid Post) lol

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Brosephine, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Brosephine

    Brosephine Registered Member

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    How vulnerable are built-in laptop webcams to hacks who's intent is to spy?

    Is it smart to cover them or is that just being paranoid?! :eek:

    My laptop has a light next to it which illuminates whenever the camera is rolling. Could a hacker disable the light allowing them to watch or record without being detected?
     
  2. Krusty

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    Perhaps I'm paranoid too but I have black electrical tape covering the cameras on my laptops.
     
  3. bberkey1

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    I have a small piece of paper over my laptop cam. When I skype I take it off and put it back. Paranoid? Maybe. Simple and effective? you bet
     
  4. Brosephine

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    Well then cover it I shall.
    I'm just surprised they don't come with a removable cover of some kind since they can be hacked?!... Tape will do
     
  5. Krusty

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    You can possibly go into Device Manager and disable it their too, but I haven't bothered.
     
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