You might be watched by someone through your webcam without even realizing it. We don’t intend to alarm you, but unsecured cameras on your desktop or laptop could give an immediate insight into your lives to a malicious hacker.
And once they’ve observed you long enough, they’re likely to attempt their luck blackmailing you with something they’ve seen. It’s easy for hackers to gain control over your camera – or that malware can sometimes be installed before you even purchase your computer/laptop.
How can you determine if someone is spying on you?
A big clue is if the LED light of your laptop or webcam next to your camera is on even if you don’t use it.
More technical signs that are more difficult to find involves the broadcast of audio or video traffic from the device, the presence of operating webcam methods and settings, audio and video storage data and records.
What do you do if you’ve been compromised?
You should cover your camera instantly with a plaster or something so that the offenders can no longer observe you.
Use reputable anti-virus and anti-malware software to uninstall your webcam drivers and operate a full search of all your disks. Then – as it grows a little more complex – to block audio and video traffic you need to momentarily set up firewall guidelines.