Can the Kinect 2 be considered an Xbox One web cam? I think so!

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1 year ago#1
The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday.

According to the Washington Post’s account of what Marcus Thomas — former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico — said, “The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording — for several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations.”

“Because of encryption and because targets are increasingly using mobile devices, law enforcement is realizing that more and more they’re going to have to be on the device — or in the cloud,” Thomas added, in reference to remote storage services. “There’s the realization out there that they’re going to have to use these types of tools more and more.”

TheBlaze has previously reported on hackers using remote access tools to activate an individual’s webcam and spy on them.

SOURCE: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/07/the-fbi-can-secretly-activate-an-individuals-webcam-without-the-indicator-light-turning-on/
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1 year ago#2
Hey.

Stfu.
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1 year ago#3
PC is susceptible to way more than a closed system yet is very likely anyone with enough skill could access Kinect, though honestly a smartphone is a more likely target as its easier and more effective
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1 year ago#4
Did you really need to make a new thread instead of just posting this in the other?

Not getting enough attention at home?
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1 year ago#5
Evel138 posted...
Did you really need to make a new thread instead of just posting this in the other?

Not getting enough attention at home?

Hey! Stop stalking me!
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1 year ago#6
South park did a great episode on this kind of stuff. Shows how silly it is to think that they are keeping tabs on regular people for no reason at all. LOL
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1 year ago#7
Evel138 posted...
Did you really need to make a new thread instead of just posting this in the other?

Not getting enough attention at home?


According to him he is getting a lot of attention. He thinks the government wants to watch him 24/7, like they got nothing better to do than read and watch every thing about him for no reason. LOL
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1 year ago#8
Lerp85 posted...
South park did a great episode on this kind of stuff. Shows how silly it is to think that they are keeping tabs on regular people for no reason at all. LOL


There was also the part in the Simpsons Movie
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1 year ago#9
Lerp85 posted...
Evel138 posted...
Did you really need to make a new thread instead of just posting this in the other?

Not getting enough attention at home?


According to him he is getting a lot of attention. He thinks the government wants to watch him 24/7, like they got nothing better to do than read and watch every thing about him for no reason. LOL


Point taken.
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