Is the Webcam Hacker Watching?


The more ubiquitous cameras become, the less we’re aware they’re even there, according to a new article from GQ.

The web cameras “stare out at us blankly from our phones and laptops, our Xboxes and iPads, a billion eyes and ears just waiting to be turned on. But what if they were switched on–by someone else–when you least expected it? How would you feel, how would you behave, if the devices that surround your life were suddenly turned against you?”

The GQ article profiles the stories of several victims of hacking, explaining in great, painful detail their stories and what they have been through.

Thanks to social-networking sites, the hackers always have plenty of fresh targets.

Indeed, Facebook is like gold when it comes to hackers.

Once inside someone’s machine, a hacker logs on to a victim’s page and peruse the victim’s friends list because “once you have one victim infected, it’s like a chain. You pretend to be that person and you send their friends stuff. You know that they’re going to believe you, they’re going to trust you.”


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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.

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