The FBI recommends that you cover your webcam.

James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, recently stated that the public should cover their webcams on their computers due to hackers invading people’s privacy. Hackers hack into computers and use the webcams to watch their unsuspecting victims.

This isn’t brand new news. Hackers have been able to hack into people’s webcams for years, but it has taken years for officials to make a statement on the issue.

Hackers use a program called “Blackshades”. This allows hackers to view documents, photos, and record keystrokes. Some websites have been found to sell webcams of women for as little as $1 per web cam and 100 male web cams for $1.

Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, advises the usage of a sticky note to block the webcam. If hackers are able to hack into your webcam, they will be unable to see anything.

-Brett Patterson
BRP5088

Dedicated to Jar311

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/23/the-fbi-recommends-you-cover-your-laptops-webcam-good-reasons/

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