Do you cover up your webcam?
(Web)camjacking is in the news.
This morning from BBC News: Webcams taken over by hackers, charity warns
As part of the report, BBC Radio 5 live interviewed a Finnish hacker who supposedly sells “female bots”.
And last Friday from Forbes: Two-Year-Old Flash Bug Still Allows Webcam Spying On Chrome Users
You should update to the latest version of Chrome or else you’ll be vulnerable to a bug that allows camjacking via Flash.
Researcher Egor Homakov’s proof of concept: Click and say Cheese
Your software should always be up to date — but perhaps the best advice is to cover up your cam!
Sydney Morning Herald: Taping over prying eyes of web spies
This is how Mikko does it:
On 20/06/13 At 01:01 PM