It freaked me out, and I’d heard stories of weirdos hacking into laptops and spying on users through their own webcams, so I figured I’d just cover it up. After Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself last year, observers on Twitter noticed a piece of tape covering his webcam.
Straightforward duct tape will work, but it might make your laptop sticky when you take it off."It shouldn't be the only thing you do, but it should be one more thing you do." It is not clear whether companies like Google and Apple are actually going to work with Julian Assange over the objections of the Central Intelligence Agency following Wiki Leaks' announcement on Thursday, according to an Associated Press cybersecurity writer.Given that megastar internet search engine Google became its own verb a few years ago, we've all come to acknowledge that the wide and ever-expanding engine is becoming more powerful than ever before. But hackers (or ratters) also use this tool to steal information from your computer, play pranks on you, or use your webcam to grab videos and photos of whoever is in front of the computer. Hackers can trick people into downloading the malware through apps, or sneaky emails or social media posts that may say something like, “I can’t believe this picture of you I saw online! Mashable reports people also accidentally click bad links or download the wrong file, which can also cause your computer to download the malware.It turns out I was lucky to see my webcam’s light go on.