Yes, Your Webcam Can Be Hacked Quite Easily

The release of the movie Snowden today might have left you wondering if your own laptop or cellphone camera could be hacked. Well, paranoid as it sounds, it could happen. Edward Snowden brought to the world’s attention how the National Security Agency hacks into microphones and webcams of computers it has targeted and then spies on their users. You might not think you lead a life worthy of being spied on by the NSA, but there are other ways to have your personal computer security threatened. Malware can be installed by hackers who then take control of your laptop’s webcam, even when it’s turned off, to spy on you in the privacy of your home. Thankfully, it’s as easy as attaching CAMBAID over your webcam to guarantee you won’t be spied on. Slide the window open when you’d like to use the camera, and closed when you’d like some extra security.