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Most of us have a camera built into our phone, tablet, laptop, or a desktop webcam we use for work, study or virtual socialising. Unfortunately, this privilege can leave us vulnerable to an online attack known as camfecting. This is when hackers take control of your webcam remotely. They do this by disabling the “on” light which usually indicates the camera is active – so victims are none the wiser.
https://nationalpost.com/news/canad...p-cameras-heres-why-you-should-cover-them-now
 

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It's not bad advice but remember you're a small fish in a big pond. A hacker watching you pick your nose while on the toilet isn't much value. There are worse things to lose sleep over, have you flossed today?
 

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A bit of tape over camera should do it.
Also remember when you are on hold. You can be heard, recorded from other side. Mute your phone if what you are saying isn’t for anyone.
 

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The light shouldn’t be controlled separately from the camera. This should be at a hardware level. The people who decided that drivers would let software turn the light off while the camera is in use should be publicly drawn and quartered. Just my humble opinion.
 

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I keep my webcam unplugged when not in use, and I keep a piece of blue painters tape over the front-facing camera on my phone....something which I only did rather recently, when I had a suspicion that someone was hacking my camera.

Honestly, I'm more concerned with someone hacking my phone's mic and recording me talking to myself and mumbling incoherently.
 
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