Be careful, you can be followed through web-camera! Even the director of FBI confessed that he glues a special protecting tape on his laptop. During the last decade, producers of electronic goods worked hard on an improvement of their products. They installed cameras of higher quality in the technics that we use almost every day. However, one could notice that nowadays market is filled with special stickers and plastic which are intended to close the front camera of various devices such as phones, laptops, and even TV-sets.
Why did such products appear on the market?
For many years, researchers of computer technologies warn that hackers and attackers can get images from the cameras without the knowledge of users and to track people at the distance. And laptops, tablets and TV-sets «see» the great part of your personal life!
Not so long time ago, the FBI director James Comey made a sensational confession: “I glued the camera with a special tape because I saw how other people who are more clever and experienced than me did so.” That’s why the companies that produce such covers and tapes for web-cameras call their products “the top-selling on the modern market.” Those who are aware of the fact that the Internet constantly follows you are already used to closing their cameras. This is the first safety rule if you don’t want your personal life become available for all Internet users. Eva Galperin, analytic from Electronic Frontier Foundation, told journalists that she always closes camera on her laptop since she bought the new MacBook Pro in 2007. Electronic Frontier Foundation started to print their tapes for web-cameras in 2013. They sell and give out the camera stickers which say the following: “These removable stickers is the technology of anti-tracking which is impossible to hack.” The spokesperson of the organization told that people constantly purchase these devices. The fear of web-cameras found the way into the modern society l
Culled from Naij