Laptop camera hacking – What you need to know

Laptop camera hacking is widespread these days. Even when we are not using your laptops camera they can be used by clever hackers. Our laptops are usually open and we’re not thinking about what they can see. When you have your laptop on your desk, anything your laptop camera is pointing a hacker can see. Laptop camera hacking is simple even for beginner hackers since these cameras are made to connect over the internet.

Toronto couple recently victim of laptop camera hacking while watching NetFlix

Laptop Camera Hacking - couple caught while watching NetFlixA Toronto couple recently had this happen to them as recently as August 2015. They spent an evening watching Netflix with their laptop camera off. The next day, they found pictures of themselves posted on Facebook by an anonymous account. The pictures were posted through an anonymous account with the caption “look at the cute couple”. See the full story on Global News here. Global news recommends having a cover over your laptop camera.

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More articles about laptop webcam hacks:

CNN

Unsecured footage from thousands of webcams around the world — including in the United States and western Europe — has been accessed and streamed by a website thought to be based in the Russian Federation, British officials say. Read More

TechCrunch

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy. Read More

LifeHacker

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy. Read More

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