Cover your webcam!

There’s an article in today’s Daily Mail about how hackers have been able to access baby monitors and built-in cameras to spy on children and their parents. You can read the article HERE.

Several years ago, I took a tour of an FBI Cyber-security lab, and was warned during that briefing that I should always keep the built-in camera on my computer covered and disabled at all times. Hackers from all over the world have set up websites where they post screen captures and videos of their unsuspecting victims.  And you can’t rely on seeing that little red light that tells you your webcam is activated–the first thing these hackers do is disable it, so that you have no idea you’re being watched.

This is what my laptop looks like–a simple trimmed post-it or piece of tape is all it takes.

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