OMG online camra owners BEWARE

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickengal505, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    My best friend just told me that hackers can now see you through your camras ANY time even when its OFF... OMG OMG OMG i taped paper over the camra made into my laptop...
  2. Telamon

    Telamon Songster

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    Quote:luckily, i don't have one... [​IMG]
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    [​IMG] Can't see me! No cam! [​IMG]
  4. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Yayyyyy for you...... OMG now i kinnda feel violated.... (shivers again)
  5. Am on my phone let em look at my camera. They get to watch tv that way [​IMG]
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    many trojan horses allow hackers access to the infected computers.. and yes many variants allow the person to view the webcam as well as the built in microphone. Some worms can do similiar things before they replicate, and some are just flat out destructive like the stuxnet worm. That one appears to be designed to specifically take down infrastructural systems like power plants (look at Iran's Nuclear Plant that is currently under attack) as well as many infections in India and a couple here in the good old USA.
  7. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    hey boyd!

    ps i can see you. HA!
  8. Ferrret

    Ferrret Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    Hacking into cams has been a part of a few TV shows, and is a very real thing. As long as the camera is connected to an energy source they can activate it.
    It is a scary thought, but they have to get into your computer first, so the safest thing is to stay on secured networks.
    If you are on an unsecured network you can keep a separate camera unplugged, or a built in camera covered some paper or dark tape, it shouldn't be an issue.
    You can go into your computer's files and disable your built in web cam and microphone so the system can't even detect them, but there is a chance that a hacker might be able to enable them.
    I know several colleges and high schools that have student use laptops have their built in cams disabled.
  9. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    Ever since I have had my laptop with built in cam I have had it covered over with a small piece of paper.

    Really, if anyone wants to watch me picking my nose, they are welcome to. Hackers must get very very cheap thrills. [​IMG]
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA

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