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1 year ago#1
I've heard stories about webcams being hacked and people being able to watch you remotely

If this is the case how could I find out/stop it? The light should only ever come on if I'm using the cam but there's nothing open on my computer that would cause it right now

Help? I'm a tad paranoid. I don't want people I don't know watching me
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1 year ago#2
It means its already set up for the NSA.
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1 year ago#3
As you should be. :)
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1 year ago#4
Is it over Skype? A few times I've gone to change my profile picture and by default it gives you an option to take a picture of yourself using your webcam. Problem is that you can tab away and if you're a flake like me, it's easy to forget you've left it open.
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1 year ago#5
You'll just have to undress in front of it to find out
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1 year ago#6
While you're unsure about what caused the light to be on, you may consider taping a piece of paper in front of your cam, at least no software will be able to use the data...
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1 year ago#7
myztikrice posted...
You'll just have to undress in front of it to find out


I concur.
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1 year ago#8
Retrocloud posted...
While you're unsure about what caused the light to be on, you may consider taping a piece of paper in front of your cam, at least no software will be able to use the data...


Make sure it's duct tape though, otherwise they can still see.
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1 year ago#9
I just unplugged the webcam

But now what? Ad/virus scan maybe? Would it be better to use safe mode to do the scan?
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1 year ago#10
Tinfoil hat, leaves you less susceptible to cam based mind control
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