I found a message board (not going to mention the site) that has tons and tons of security cams and webcams across the WORLD that you can watch.
The site is run by hackers that can turn on your webcam without you knowing.
There are HUNDREDS of webcams in living rooms, offices and bedrooms on the site and you watch everything from a family watching TV to some intimate stuff in their bedroom. I was shocked.
There are also countless of security cams in stores, banks, universities and even parking lots (boring) that you can watch.
I have no idea how these hackers do this.
But, again, just a warning to anyone with webcams....there could be thousands of people watching you and you don't even know it. The hackers even include the city/state/country of the personal cams. I've even seen a few addresses.
I put a piece of tape over my webcam when I'm not using it hahaha
That message board creeped me out!!!
My webcam lights up like a Christmas tree when it is on. You think they can bypass that? You creeped me out!
I believe there's no way to bypass this, as it's a hardware function. But please, do correct me if I'm wrong.
Luckely most pc's and laptops do have the cam installed as hardware so hackers can't change the settings on a distance. But still they can use your cam when you didn't completely turn off your laptop. If it is is sleeping mode they can open your cam.
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Kind of old news to be honest, as I could've told you that, and I'm a dumbass. lol. Just kidding. All jokes aside yeah this is why you should never leave your webcam hooked up to your pc when your not using it. And if you have a laptop with a built in webcam, you should always try to find ways to keep that covered up unless you want to use it for something.
All my laptops have an in-built webcams, though I never use them - should I cover those?
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It doesn't matter what you use your webcam for. They can turn it on, without you knowing, and watch you do anything. You can just be sitting there doing paperwork but people could be watching you.
Oh and another thing....the site promotes a company that sells a program that you can record anything on the webcam.
I guess that's their goal is to get you to buy that.
So you can record what's happening on the webcam that you're watching. In other words, you're most intimate moments could be recorded and traded amongst people because someone, not only watched you, but recorded it.
That site seriously freaked me out. Put a piece of tape on your webcam whenever you're not using it people!
If your anti-virus software is configured correctly, then you would not have unmonitered ports left open. By visiting the website, it is possible they had a malware script built in that ran but I seriously doubt if it could activate your webcam...
yes, and enable your firewall and especially if on a pc remember spyware does not guard against peripherals which would include a separate webcam. you need a super anti-spyware.
if using wireless wabcam or wireless router enable your security key and use highest encryption available.
It's more like little brother peeping through keyholes that they shouldn't.
If any hackers are bothered accessing my webcam right now they must be infinitely bored.
Or like the sight of a man who has just got out of bed, sitting in a dressing gown, sipping on a coffee, looking unkempt.
ugh you look terrible, really terrible......
Alright, DS, no need to tease us single ladies with such a visual as for guys, the tumble out of bed look can be hot for gals too you know lucky you are married, hehehe
Oh no! what if I am doing the five knuckle shuffle and they are watching, when it's on it goes red and when it's not it's green so I may be safe!!lol!
Hey if they wanna see me without makeup on, my hair all over the place, and me looking like crap...they really must be bored.
That (possibly paranoid) thought has occurred to me, which is why I won't connect the little webcam I have (although my PC is in the main part of the house, and all anyone would see is me sitting in front of the screen from one end of the day to the next.
Do you have to be signed up with webcam software for a laptop video cam to be activated remotely?
My webcam on my laptop has a blue light that turns on when my webcam is active. Would they (hackers) be able to disable this??
I'm sorry, I can't really believe this. I know when my webcam is on, which is rare.
Gosh, they'd be pretty frickin bored looking at this old Grey haired lady in her jamies LOL LOL, if I smile, do you think they can tell I haven't brushed my teeth
well, if it puts a tiny thrill into their drab little lives...
(seriously, those people are crazy! isn't peeping tomism a felony?)
Maybe the ladies should add this to the, "How To Find A Good Man!!!" thread. With this method you may just find one.
I'm a little skeptical of this, honestly. I think it's more likely that all the video on that site was scraped and pre-recorded, as a tease to get you to buy their software. Totally fake, in other words.
But it's a great example of why you want to have a firewall set up, AND a router between you and the outside world. And some good antivirus software as well.
I think I saw them do that on NCIS: LA or one of the hundreds of police shows I watch...LOL
This just freaked me right out and made me put some clothes on
I think one peek at me in the morning is enough to have them run screaming from their computer. I am not worried.
Oh crud. I've always been paranoid that someone could do that. I recently got over this fear, dismissing the capability of anyone to do this... Now its actually happening! I think I might try the tape idea!
I see you all now - you are all writing in a forum on hubpages
Mine is in a drawer with my undies... not plugged in to my comp... Im glad it's not hooked up or they might get off on watching me do the dishes!
Thankfully I don't own a webcam... and I'm certainly not going to buy one now (shudder)
I don't own a webcam (yes, I know, antideluvian) but if I did, I'd just unplug it when I wasn't using it.
Not that easy to unplug a webcam stuck inside your laptop I'm afraid
If you unplug it they just plug it back in and continue watching everything you do. You cannot even put something over the camera, because they use x ray and they are actually watching you from the screen itself. They are very very determined to be your friend whether you like it or not... Just ignore and let them finish doing things to themselves to you and hopefully there's not too many of them and it will end soon... there's thousands of them , so we all have a problem and something needs to be done.
This is definitely disturbing news here. I have one webcam that I brought for my computer, and one built into my Netbook. They both light up whenever they're in use, so I assumed that that would let me know if I was being watched. Anyway, I seldom use my webcam on my Netbook, but I think I'm going to start unplugging the one hooked to computer whenever I'm not using it.
So "Person of Interest" is actually a 'documentary'
For laptop users, If you are really worried just cut up a piece of cardboard and bend it over the screen lid of your laptop
This story freaked me out enough to put blu-tack over my webcam years ago:
http://boingboing.net/2010/02/17/school … udent.html
I have also heard that this happens a while back. The important thing to remember is that Your Webcam does Not have to be on. They can still get in it. Some companies started making laptops with little sliding doors so people can close them denying access to hackers specifically because hackers were doing this to people. I sometimes put something over mine but sometimes I don't care enough to go look for something to cover it up with.
I have trained my cat to stand for hours, backwards, with his tail up and...
Stand still with 3 paws on the 'F' key and 1 paw the 'O' key ('F' 'O' 'F' 'F')...
To anyone checking out my webcam... It must look some @SS is looking back at them!
I always wonder... which @ss will 'Twitch' First??
This is just wrong.
Thanks for the warning.
Is it just laptops or is it any computer?
But wait! There's more...
"Your favorite Android app could be tracking you right now"
http://now.msn.com/android-apps-collect … ation-data
And so it goes...
Most mobile phones can do this. Actually mobile phones are notorious for doing this, and even security software installed on iPhones has helped to catch thieves by sapping their picture and putting them on the web. But for the wise, cover the camera when you don't want to use. Too many pervs out there.
I heard that if you are about to have a sly five knuckle shuffle, then your webcam activates and records your thoughts too.....I'm thinking that all electrical devices do this, so you should watch out for your Toaster as the toast pops up...it could mean that someone has been watching you crack one out whilst waiting for the Toast to be ready!
Im pretty sure if that's taking place at Waynes house, we wouldn't need a translation for his thoughts.
I can see a Spammer, all over this thread....
But it's only visible when..
Pssst... Sorry.... I was saying that you can only see the spammer if:
I'm trying to say this quickly.... but you can only see them if
Phewwww this is really hard!!
While you hold down
The control key with your nose
AND LOOK towards
The upper left corner of your screen.... (there that's better ).... then
OMG OMG OMG!!
I can't believe what I'm seeing....
Soooooo that's where my Peanut Butter toastie got to......
Nope.... sorry.... false alarm...
It's that spammer JohnStewardt and he's...
having breakfast at Waynet's place!!
Now..... I wonder why he's.....
Doing that with is middle finger....
Nope..... he's not at Waynet's place.... he's...
OMG..... OMG.... How Gross!!!
How do I get my nose off the keyboard????
OMG this dude is watching ME!!!
OMG.... he's got a really small......
camera attached to my computer...
but I'm pretending to be offline.... Phew, that was def not Waynet!
You can find a webcam cover for around $5 to $10 on Amazon to keep it covered.
My webcam is not covered and potential to hackers now. Fear!!
Oh! thanks for letting us know about such a danger hanging in our bedrooms.
yes thats really true... i know it since 2 years.. but know im wondering that why i haven't putted piece of tape yet??
This is not only with the webcams infact with every technical product. As technology grows the privacy concern become more bigger.
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