How your computer cam can get you into trouble
So, I was gonna price me a set of laptop computers according to their configuration. The hustle is real, my dealer wouldn’t stop listing webcam as a selling point, you know many people kinda likes camera
Forget about me already, webcam is certainly one key feature that comes with digital devices in this present time, and of course something (or one of those something) some people are looking out for, in a computer. Though left for me, I’d rather you could replace your webcam with added ram or processor, but why am I even saying this?
Did you know any camera attached to your personal computer might be posing more harm than whatever good or purpose you think it’d ever serve? Well, unless you’re making tons of money using webcam, webcam rarely ever would add much value addable, only potential threat to your own self privacy.
You never can underestimate the threat posed by them hackers, to think savvy like Mark Zuckerberg is even afraid of those our bosses, by ensuring he kept his computer camera blind as always.
In plain, your identity and privacy among others could be stolen by whoknowswho, and maybe now you should be getting worried over that treasured webcam of yours, right there staring at your face and other activities.
Now what? Should the worse were to happen, say hackers were able to get across to your computer cam, your images / videos, even those ones you had stripped affront your system thinking you are lonely, could be used by those cybercriminals to blackmail or just harm. What this indicate is hackers could get to your privacy, and use that to hold you to ransom. Worse still, they could circulate your private films throughout your social networks.
Here’s what you can do
Get a sticker, blind sellotape or any form of covering to cover your computer cam.
Logically, doing this would blind any potential spy on the other side.
Get a dependable security software
Certain security software now ensures you are playing safe by integrating a feature called Webcam Shield. Avast for instance has said they’re moving to include this very feature in their forthcoming 2018 release.
What else? Think about it.
Maybe now I should just stick to my old hp 530. Or well, I’ve got nothing to hide haha
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