Watch out! You can also be watched by webcams

Experts say watching a user with the camera on his notebook is extremely easy and many people are exposed to this type of attack. What’s worse, even the disabled module can be taken over, so what’s really the only defense possible is the physical lensing of the lens with a tape!

The service “On Topic” decided to check whether the sizing of the camera is only a fanbase, or maybe it makes sense. Many fear their privacy, which in the world of hacking attacks is not strange. As experts say, you do not have to be the best cybercriminal to break the software security and gain access to the camera module. This type of attack is supposed to be very simple.

The information collected in the article “On Topic” is disturbing. It follows that experts agree with the thesis of easy manipulation of webcams. According to Piotr Konieczny, using a computer, we should make sure that our software is as up-to-date as possible. This will make the hacker work much harder to take control of the camera or even be able to do so. Kamil Sadowski from ESET, who adds that the victims of spyware are most often those who inadvertently click on dangerous links, which infects the system.

Interestingly, there are known cases where malicious software was installed even at notebook repair shops. Their staff suggested to their clients to take their bathroom equipment to steam clean the sensor, which of course was only a pretext for peeping women showering. With cameras and electronics in general, we should use our heads, and while hackers are becoming more and more insidious, it’s up to us to decide whether or not their attacks will succeed.

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