Even Antivirus Software Company Norton Says to Cover Your Webcam August 05 2014
In an article published on Norton's website, which can be found at... http://us.norton.com/yoursecurityresource/detail.jsp?aid=webcam_hacking, even they say to cover you webcam. This is coming from Norton the company that makes virus protection software.
The author of the article goes through a litany of do’s and don’ts as far as webcam security goes and how to protect yourself - it's all very good advice:
- Don’t click on suspicious attachments.
- Do use a firewall.
- Do use strong anti-virus software.
- Don’t keep PCs with webcams in bedrooms.
- Do secure your wireless connection.
- Don’t talk to strangers.
- Do be cautious about accepting tech help.
- Do look for the indicator light.
But at the end of the day their best recommendation - and again, this coming from a company that makes virus protection software - is "your best bet is to use a decidedly low-tech solution... ...The ultimate security control is to cover the lens,’’ says Steven Fox, an IT security expert who is quoted in the article. "If your webcam doesn't come with a lens cover, use an adhesive bandage or even a yellow sticky note to cover it up. It sounds silly, but it gives you positive feedback that no one is spying on you,”