How to keep spies off your webcam
(KTVI) – Is it possible for someone to hack into your web cam and spy on you 24-7? Yes, unless you’re Scott Schaffer from Blade Technologies. He’s got some low-tech ways to keep your privacy safe.
How to Keep the NSA (or anyone else) From Spying Through Your Webcam
1. There has been a lot of falk about the capabilities of the NSA and other spy agencies
2. One confirmed capability is the ability to remotely access webcams and microphones without a user’s permission or knowledge
2. This type of hack is not new and has probably been around for 10 years
4. NSA Tools:
a) Gumfish – can take pictures using your webcam
b) Captivated Audience – can hijack the microphone and record conversations
5. Low tech ways to protect yourself
a) place a sticker over the webcam lens. The Electronic Frontier Foundation seels some for five dollars that are expecially made for this purpose
b) Take an old 1/8 inch audio plug and make it a “dummy” by cutting off the other end. Place this in your microphone port.