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Why Would I?

Posted by Kelly Ralston on

“Why do I need I a webcam cover?” a new friend asked me recently. “I don’t have anything to hide.”   “Of course you don’t!” I agreed with her. “But even though you don’t have anything to hide, you still have curtains on all of the windows of your home. That’s because you know that there are some people that will spy on you, just because they can. And they will decide later what they will do with the information.  Using a webcam cover is just like covering your windows.   She rolled her eyes at me and asked what...

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FBI Reminds Everyone to Cover their WebCams

Posted by Richard Ralston on

FBI Director Urges WebCam Covers FBI director James Comey reminds everyone for the second time this year to cover their all IP connected WebCams. He revealed during the Center for Strategic and International Studies conference that he knew he was mocked for admitting that he tapes over his webcam. But that didn’t stop him from recommending that other people do the same. “There’s some sensible things you should be doing, and that’s one of them,” he said at the event. He likened it to locking cars and doors at night, as well as setting up alarm systems for your own...

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So You Want to Put a Strip of Tape On Your Laptop Camera?

Posted by Richard Ralston on

As hacking scandals and sextortion schemes show up more and more often in the news, it can feel like there’s no real way to keep yourself safe. Luckily, when it comes to someone trying to hack your laptop camera, there’s one thing you can use that’s simple, inexpensive, FBI-approved and will do the trick completely: a piece of tape. Great question but the wrong solution! Most laptops range from $300-$2500. It’s a large investment for most people. We think that tape is a tacky way to cover you webcam. Every time you remove the tape glue residue from the tape...

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Hacked WebCams Become Shameful Virtual Reality Show

Posted by Richard Ralston on

Hacking a WebCam used has now turned into YouTube “content” as a shameful “Reality Show.” A hacker in Russia not only accessing people’s Web cameras, but broadcasting the video online, right on YouTube. 2ch’s users were hacked and the nation and its media watched it live. As users approached their computers the hacker launched a porn site, in many cases a homosexual one. This also isn’t new, security company Kaspersky points out that in 2016 a website “streamed video from thousands of webcams located in 250 world countries." Kaspersky, the Russia based anti-virus and been blacklist by US government agencies...

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Does Mark Zuckerberg Cover his WebCam and Lock his Audio Port?

Posted by Richard Ralston on

Mr. Zuckerberg posted this photo to celebrate an Instagram milestone—the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app topped 500 million active users—the image’s background shows a desk with a laptop that sports a couple of non-standard features. As one Twitter user noticed and Gizmodo highlighted, the MacBook in question sports our WebCamera Cover over its webcam and the audio input area. (“Wow, Mark Zuckerberg is Paranoid as !@#$,” read the Gizmodo headline.) There’s some sweet irony in the apparent discovery that the founder and CEO of Facebook—a company famous for inhaling and capitalizing on its users’ personal data—guards his own computer so carefully. But...

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