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How to Disable Your Webcam (and Why You Should)

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    How to Disable Your Webcam (and Why You Should)
    Once a concern that was the province of the paranoid, years worth of reports and revelations have made it readily apparent that people really can (and do) spy on you through your webcam. Read on as we discuss why you should disable or cover your webcam, how you can do so, and review some handy products that can help make the job simple.

    TL;DR version: Script-kiddie hackers and teenagers can, and do, use easily accessible tools and phishing techniques to hijack webcams of unsuspecting people, often who they know, and watch them through their camera. They can store images and videos of people in compromising situations in their bedrooms, and many of these images and videos are uploaded to shady websites.

    If you have kids, you should strongly consider reading the entirety of this article and implementing something to stop their webcams from being on all the time (or ever).

    Is Webcam Spying Really A Threat?
    http://www.howtogeek.com/210921/how-to-disable-your-webcam-and-why-you-should/
     
  2. teday

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    OK so I'm going home and covering my web cam today.
    Do you know of any programs that monitor your computers activity and can tell you
    if the Web Cam is transmitting or not?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    is the webcam built in or a separate unit?
     
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    Its built in. A Dell insperion .
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    can always disable the webcam in device manager til you need it.
     

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