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Old 11-14-2016, 05:07 AM

Do you cover your webcam on your devices, such as your laptop?

I hear from some people that your built-in webcam can be hacked, and you never know who might be watching you.

On the other hand, I have also been told that it likely would not happen.

What are your thoughts on this?

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Old 11-14-2016, 02:57 PM

I don't do it. I'm not to worried about it.

That said, it is definitely true that webcams can be hacked. It's the same sort of thing as getting computer viruses, really. Going to sketchy websites makes it more likely to happen. Proper virus scan software helps, I believe.

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Old 04-23-2017, 12:43 AM

Have to be honest, I cover mine when I get changed haha. Thats all though.

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Old 05-13-2017, 03:37 PM

The odds of it actually happening are very slim, but if someone got into my webcam it would be so boring they'd disconnect it.

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Old 05-14-2017, 05:02 AM

wouldn't you be able to tell if it got hacked or at the very least, know that the camera is on? there's a light on most if not all laptops and computers that lights up if it's been activated.

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Old 05-14-2017, 05:06 AM

Not all do. I know phones usually don't in my experiences.

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Old 05-21-2017, 10:45 PM

I'm just glad my computer asks before activating the cam. lol

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Old 05-23-2017, 12:57 AM

It never hurts to have a piece of blue tape or something over it, if you're not using your webcam regularly.

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Old 05-23-2017, 02:41 AM

Doesn't look very nice having a big piece of tape on your phone though.

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Old 05-23-2017, 03:00 AM

Oh, on your phone? I never considered that. I was talking about my laptop. :P

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Old 05-23-2017, 04:26 AM

There is a camera that could potentially be remove activated right?

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Old 05-23-2017, 12:02 PM

Well, yeah, but I tend to think that smart phones nowadays are pretty secure. The only real risk I think a remotely hacked phone camera would pose is if you're in a compromising position and just happen to have your phone pointing at you.

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Old 05-23-2017, 06:33 PM

Yeah the odds are low and the whole "hey look a pocket/purse"x500 when they attempt to hack phones.

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Old 05-23-2017, 10:36 PM

That's gotta be a funny sight, tho. "Oh sweet, I've finally gotten into their phone...I'm in a pocket, aren't I. "

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Old 05-24-2017, 01:29 AM

Or they went to bed early and it's just pitch black

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Old 06-16-2017, 01:34 AM

It'll be funny if the person was using their phone in the washroom, and accidentally dropped it in the toilet while hacked xP
Just seeing images of swirling water...

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Old 10-01-2017, 02:56 AM

I saw a picture floating around the web of Mark Zuckerberg with his laptop in the background and his webcam was covered, so it sounds like a good idea. But what made me cover mine up was the fact I don't ever use it and our IT guy at my workplace said he sees people on our work laptops sometimes when helping them with technical problems, and he has seen things he cannot unsee... It creeped me out so both my home and work laptops have their cameras covered up!

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Old 10-01-2017, 02:57 AM

So basically people can spy on you.... but the risks aren't worth it.
I've seen stuff I can't unsee just from the net, I can't imagine having to unsee stuff at work.

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Old 10-03-2017, 03:55 PM

I've read up online that it can be hacked. I never really even use the webcam so i have it covered with a sticker just in case someone does hack it and try to watch me.But its not like they'll be able to see anything interesting, i normally use menewsha when im at work lol

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Old 11-02-2017, 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Ignis View Post
wouldn't you be able to tell if it got hacked or at the very least, know that the camera is on? there's a light on most if not all laptops and computers that lights up if it's been activated.
There's a way to disable that light on a lot of webcams. :(

I don't have a webcam anymore because one of my ex's used to hack my stuff, and about a year or two ago tried to get back in touch with me...and I freaked out and basically got rid of anything he could use to get to me. I even unplugged my mic unless I was specifically using it.
I almost deleted my facebook too.

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Old 01-04-2018, 02:41 PM

I have seen people who do the web-cam cover up. I have done it a couple of times, but Im now to lazy to reattach the tape to the web cam. I find that if people are watching me through the cam will be bored or have some sick problems.
on a side note, none of my electronics except for phone (which is under a pillow at this point) are allowed in my room when getting change, I always feel like some one is watching me when I am changing and it creeps me out. *shudders*

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Old 01-25-2018, 12:59 AM

I bought a pack of really small emoji-ish stickers from a stationary store (Morning Glory) and I put one of them on my laptop's camera.
Having a camera pointed at you constantly gets to be a little tiresome, even if it isn't on. I am one of those camera shy types I guess.

 


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