Do you know that your webcam and smartphone camera can be used as a spy agent, which keeps spying on you. Yes, webcam and smartphone cameras may let you stay in touch with your beloved ones, but at the same time hackers can attack your webcam. Even anyone can hijack your webcam. You may be unaware of that someone is spying on you.
We can refer the webcam and smartphone cam to the spy cam. Not only webcam and smartphone can be accessed but the microphones too, without knowing of person.
Someone is Spying on You 24 Hours a Day
The video recorded through this breach of privacy can be used to blackmail the subject. Women remained more targeted to this kind of blackmailing. So the women should be more concerned about the cam of their PC and smartphones.
Experts recommend to build support system to protect yourself. Most of laptops now come with a built-in webcam, which can lead you to the critical risks.
How Hackers Hijack the Web & smartphone cam?
Hackers use Trojan horse attacks. When you click on an attachment or download a piece of music or video infected with malware, the hacker remotely control your PC and phone’s functions.
Fortunately, you can protect yourself with these do’s and don’ts:
- Always use strong & up-to-date anti-virus software
- Avoid click on suspicious attachments
- Avoid talking to strangers on smartphone and PC
- Be cautious about accepting tech help
- Cover the webcam or disable it when you are not using it
- Use your cameras over a secure internet connection
- make sure your firewall is enabled
- Be wary of fake emails
- Smartphone needs protection too, so set up a secure passcode, use an antivirus, and keep the software up to date
Dear readers, do you know that fingerprint locks are not as secure as we consider them. So protect your smartphone with a strong password.
Even Mark Zuckerberg Cover Webcam:
You must be surprised to know that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and former FBI director James Comey put tape on their webcam.
So stay alert and adopt precautionary measures before someone spy you through your web or smartphone camera.