Webcam hackers can spy on you in secret July 31 2014
The Today Show’s Jeff Rossen, had a very scary report in January, in which he hired a security expert to show how easy it is to hack into your computer. How they can access your webcam remotely, watching your most intimate moments from the kitchen to the privacy of your own bedroom. The worst part is, you'd never even know.
He worked with computer expert Jim Stickley of TraceSecurity to demonstrate how easy it is. From thousands of miles away Jim broke into one family's laptop and turned on their webcam to view teen girls in their bedroom and in their dining room as the family ate dinner. "It took about three minutes" to hack into their system, Stickley said.
So what does Jim recommend to protect yourself? Number one: Leave your laptop closed when you're not using it. You can also put a piece of tape across the webcam lens.
A well respected security expert even recommends a low tech approach to online security – tape! That’s because as good as the anti-virus software is and as diligent as you think you’re being in keeping it up-to-date, the bad guys are always one step ahead.
That’s why we recommend No Spy Stickers as the most secure measure you can take to protect the privacy of you and your family.
The entire Today Show segment can be found here: http://www.today.com/news/webcam-hackers-can-spy-you-secret-1C8095607