Anti-peeping webcam protects your privacy

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I’ve discussed before the problem of perverts and cyberstalkers using malware to grab control over their victims’ webcams , in order to secretly spy upon people in their bedrooms.

On occasions, hackers have exploited the technology to blackmail young women into posing naked, threatening that they will send other comproming photos to their online friends.

Much of the malicious software we see today is designed to steal your identity, your passwords, your banking information – but it is just as easy to program a spyware Trojan horse to take over your webcam.

That’s why I was interested to see this new USB webcam from Gsou…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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