He took the machine away for the night and brought it back working the next day.She got a close friend who knew about computers to come and check it over.Many people still don’t believe that their web cams can be hacked. The suspect is said to have taken pictures of the girl and threatened her with e-mailing the pictures to all of her e-mail contacts if she didn’t stand nude in front of the camera.
We also know that hackers can use easily available tools to gain access to computers using email Trojans or social engineering.
In short, the presence of a camera on your device is a privacy issue.
Almost everyone has a webcam these days, but how many times have you joined into a web chat for fun or maybe even to meet with potential clients and your lighting was less than ideal?
You are a photographer after all so shouldn't your lighting and overall presentation be awesome?
[Update: Microsoft has responded to the Kinect spying situation] British spy agency GCHQ has been spotted out for a spy protocol going by the code name “Optic Nerve”.
The brunt of the protocol relied heavily on monitoring nearly two million Yahoo!
You might keep your smartphone in a sleeve or case (a good idea), but do you do the same to your laptop?
You probably don’t have a snug cosy for your monitor-mounted USB webcam, either!
In 2014 our own James Bruce looked into several ways that a webcam can be hacked It’s a fair question.