Sunday, December 22, 2013

Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning



Last week, researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Computer Science showed off an exploit that allows a hacker to take over some MacBook computers and activate their Web cameras without the users’ knowledge.

The webcam hacking technique, first reported by The Washington Post, is said to be similar to a tactic used to spy on Cassidy Wolf, a 19-year-old Miss Teen USA, who fell victim to a webcam hacker earlier this year.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the man responsible for the spying on Ms. Wolf. He pleaded guilty to charges in connection with his spying on her and a number of other women, using software that could snap a picture or record video of them without warning.

The Johns Hopkins paper, titled “iSeeYou: Disabling the MacBook Webcam Indicator LED,” explains how the researchers were able to reprogram an iSight camera’s microcontroller to activate the recording functions and LED activation lights independently to spy on someone without giving that person any idea that the computer camera is in use.

This problem with the onsite LED indicator is a problem with both old and new MACBOOKs. 
Watch the full repot here from the Washington Post


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Saturday, December 21, 2013

The ResidenT discusses how to protect yourself from the FBI webcam spying


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

'They watched me in the bath via my laptop': How webcam hackers spy on women in their homes

A university student has revealed how she was spied on by hackers while she was in the bath.  English student Rachel Hyndman was using her laptop to watch a DVD in her bathroom when she noticed her webcam suddenly turned itself on. 

Miss Hyndman, 20, from Glasgow, said: 'I was in the bath, trying to relax, and then programs on my computer came on like a ghost was using it. I couldn't regain control of it. 

'It was terrifying to think people had been looking at me without me knowing. I wondered how often they had done it without me realizing. The thought someone had access to me in this private moment is horrifying.' 

Miss Hyndman, who also works in a computer shop, said she considered going to the police but feared they would laugh at her.

Called 'ratting', hackers can send out an internet virus that allows them access to a person's desktop computer or laptop without their knowledge.  They can then switch on the webcam – built in to most new computers – and watch people in the privacy of their living rooms and bedrooms without them realizing they are being closely observed.

A webcam is a video camera that feeds images in 'real time' to another computer, computer network or the internet.
A BBC Radio 5 Live investigation found the illegal practice is now so prevalent there is even a profitable underground market selling the ability to watch victims, who are dubbed 'slaves', for a few pounds.

More worryingly, pedophiles are using the technique to target youngsters – mainly girls – who have computers in their bedrooms.
#ratting #webcamspying #webcamhacking  #RAT

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Is someone watching you via your webcam?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Is someone watching you while you're in the privacy of your own?
The issue of web hacking took the national spotlight earlier this month when Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, and the FBI came forward stating that someone hacked into her, took pictures of her through a webcam and then allegedly tried to extort her.
A 19-year-old ended up pleading guilty to three counts of extortion and one count of computer in that case.]
So what can you do to make sure you don't become a victim?
#Sextortion #webcamhacking  #webcamspying #cassidywolf
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hollywood is incorporating Webcam Spying into the plot of The Good Wife: The RAT’s in the Cradle

Below is a recap of the popular TV Show The Good Wife.  In the recap you see how they use Webcam Spying as the main story line.  You know we have a serious problem with Webcam Hacking when Hollywood starts to incorporate it in to the movies and TV shows. 

Back at the apartment offices of the new firm, former L&G bankruptcy trustee -- now lawyer -- Clark Hayden arrives. Cary and Alicia have brought him in to analyze their books. As suspected, things don't look so good. They're burning overhead money and not bringing in enough billable hours. 

Worse, Zach discovers that someone has taken over Alicia's computer, using a remote access tool, or RAT for short. By turning on Alicia's webcam, anyone on the other end can hear and see what's going on in the apartment. Though Clarke isn't crazy about the idea, Cary gets him to take part in a scheme to provide false information about the F-A's business, presumably to the folks at Lockhart & Gardner. 

David Lee still is fuming about Alicia's "betrayal" and tries to hang the malpractice case around her neck. The key piece of evidence is a check to a leader of the Chippewa nation -- a bribe to look the other way in the adoption case, which involved an infant of part-Native American heritage. Everything hinges on which attorney was the supervising partner of record. David claims it was Alicia, since she received her promotion to partner in the middle of the case. 

That would make Alicia liable for the whole malpractice claim -- a whopping $6 million. But Clarke Hayden says David was in charge. He knows this because of his work doing their books during the bankruptcy proceedings. Is Alicia in the clear?

It's Not About the New Firm

During Will's investigation of the girl's murder, he runs into Alicia's brother Owen on the college campus. Owen's surprised to learn his big sis has struck out on her own. He also doesn't buy the idea that she just wanted her independence.

Unable to keep out of it, he confronts Alicia back at her place about his suspicions: she left L&G to put distance between herself and Will. Just as they're about to get into it, Grace interrupts, looking for Zach. Now the webcam light is on her computer, not Alicia's. What's up with that?  #thegoodwife #webcamhacking


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Monday, December 9, 2013

EX-OFFICIAL SAYS FBI CAN SECRETLY ACTIVATE AN INDIVIDUAL’S WEBCAM WITHOUT THE INDICATOR LIGHT TURNING ON

The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday.

According to the Washington Post’s account of what Marcus Thomas — former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico — said, “The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording — for several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations.”
                                              
“Because of encryption and because targets are increasingly using mobile devices, law enforcement is realizing that more and more they’re going to have to be on the device — or in the cloud,” Thomas added, in reference to remote storage services. “There’s the realization out there that they’re going to have to use these types of tools more and more.”
TheBlaze has previously reported on hackers using remote access tools to activate an individual’s webcam and spy on them. #webcamspying #webcamhacking

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Smart TV’s Webcams Are Easily Hacked

Las Vegas Fox 5 does a report on Smart TV’s lack of security.  They interview Leon Mare a forensic expert that identifies how Smart TV’s can be hacked.  Additionally, they interview Ken Colburn from data Doctors about Smart TV Webcam Hacking.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Sextortion online becoming MORE PREVALENT

Paul Gillespie, president and CEO of the Toronto-based Kids' Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA), says sexual extortion has become a major concern for law enforcement officials worldwide.

In the month before Amanda Todd’s death, Todd posted a video on YouTube in which she used handwritten cards to convey her story. She wrote that her troubles started after an unknown person talked her into exposing herself in front of a webcam.

Law enforcement officials agree that sextortion is an increasing problem, but because it is still a relatively new phenomenon, there is no hard data on how frequently it happens, says Michelle Collins, vice-president of the exploited children division of the U.S. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SoCal Teen Pleads Guilty in Miss Teen USA ‘sextortion’ Case

A Southern California teenager on Tuesday pleaded guilty to webcam hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women, and secretly photographing them with their own webcams.

Nineteen-year-old Jared James Abrahams of Temecula entered his in federal court in Orange County.

Abrahams, a computer science student, now faces up to 11 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million, for his guilty plea of three counts of extortion and one count of unauthorized access of a computer.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spied On Through a Webcam on the Katie Couric Show


Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf recalls the moment she realized someone had been using her own webcam to take nude photos of her.  Cassidy found that she had been spied on for a long period of time because the nude photos were from high school and college. 

The sextortionist gave her three options or he would post all the nude photos he had of her on the internet including all her own social sites.  Here are the three options that were given to Cassidy via an email:
1.       Send the sextortionist good quality photos
2.       Snap chat with him
3.       Skype with him for five minutes and do whatever he says

Mary Wolf, Cassidy’s mother was horrified when she read the emails from the webcam hacker.
After the FBI arrested  the webcam hacker Jared James Abrahams, they found he had been sextorting 9 girls which two had complied to all of his requests.

According to a security expert on the show the FBI states that hacking has increased 8.9% over last year and that includes both individual and business hacking. 

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Scarlett Johansson Speaks Out After Nude Picture Hacking: "It Feels Wrong

Scarlett Johansson has privacy on her mind in the wake of her nude picture hacking scandal.
And while The Avengers actress doesn't mention the hacked pictures directly, she spoke to CNN about her personal life being violated.

So did she get steamed when asked about the pictures?

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Arrest made in Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf 'sextortion' case


A college student was arrested Thursday for allegedly hijacking the webcams of young women -- among them reigning Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf -- taking nude images, then blackmailing his victims to send him more explicit material or else be exposed.

Jared James Abrahams, a 19-year-old computer science student from Temecula, California, surrendered on Thursday to the FBI on federal extortion charges, the agency announced. Authorities say he victimized young women surreptitiously, by taking control of their computers then photographing them as they changed out of their clothes.

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Celeb Hacker Apologizes to Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Other Celeb Victims

The guy behind the highly publicized phone-hacking scandal is very, very sorry.
Accused hacker Christopher Chaney offered a mea culpa Wednesday to stars like Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, saying he had become "addicted" to breaking into the cell phones of stars and posting online nude photos of them and other personal information and did it for the thrill.

But the best part? He's glad he got caught.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis' Nude Photo Scandal: How Much Time Will Hackerazzi Get for Salacious Pics?

Christopher Chaney a 35 year old Florida man who is known for hacking several young actresses plead guilty of nine felony counts as part of a pleas agreement.  Chaney, was successful in obtaining several photo from the young actresses.  Including an X-rated photo he tried to sell to thedirty.com  Here is a list of some of the more well-known stars that were effected:

Christina Aguilera
Jessica Alba
Vanessa Hudgens
Miley Cyrus

The FBI agents working on operation Hackerazzi traced the electronic signatures to skullduggery which was Channey’s account.  The feds accused him of hacking into their emails, cell phones and more beginning in December of 2010.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Arrest made in Miss Teen USA ‘Sextortion photos’ case

TEMECULA, Calif. — A college student was arrested Thursday for allegedly hijacking the webcams of young women — among them reigning Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf — taking nude images, then blackmailing his victims to send him more explicit material or else be exposed.
Jared James Abrahams, a 19-year-old computer science student from Temecula, California, surrendered on Thursday to the FBI on federal extortion charges, the agency announced. Authorities say he victimized young women surreptitiously, by taking control of their computers then photographing them as they changed out of their clothes.
When he admitted what he’d done in June, Abrahams said he had 30 to 40 “slave computers” — or other people’s electronic devices he controlled — and has had as many as 150 total, according to a criminal complaint.

His arrest came six months after a teenager identified in court documents as C.W. alerted authorities. She has since publicly identified herself as Cassidy Wolf, the recently crowned Miss Teen USA. She touted news reports of her alleged tormenter’s arrest on her Twitter feed.

At the time she contacted police, in March, Wolf was not a national figure — even though she was Miss Teen California — and lived in an apartment and attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Samsung Smart TV’s have SERIOUS SECURITY HOLES!

CBS NEWS reporter Chenda Ngak did an interview  with Aaron Grattafiori who is the Senior Security Engineer, at iSEC about the security holes in the Samsung Smart TV.  Because the TV is built on the Leniux platform there are a lot of wholes because of the apps available.  Josh Yavor another Security Engineer with iSEC used the SKYPE text messaging application to send java script that enabled him to take over the TV.  Josh demonstrates how they trick a person to click on an advertisement which runs code behind the screens and then turns on the camera without the user knowing. 

The only protection is for the users to upload a security patch to their TV.  Now how many people are going to do this? 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Webcam spying goes mainstream as Miss TEEN USA describes hack

Webcam hacking has officially gone mainstream with yesterday's revelation that the new Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, was the victim of a "sextortion" plot in which someone slipped Remote Administration Tool (RAT) software onto her computer and used it to snap (apparently nude) pictures of Wolf in her room. "I wasn’t aware that somebody was watching me (on my webcam)," she told The Today Show. "The light (on the camera) didn’t even go on, so I had no idea."
Wolf said that the hacker tried to extort her, threatening to release the pictures publicly if she didn't follow his demands. The FBI has admitted that it is investigating the case and eventually said that it has identified a suspect.
The story itself isn't remarkable—indeed, earlier this year I documented an entire community of RAT users who gather to share tips and pictures of the "slaves" whose machines they have infected—but these kinds of sextortion plots have to date been covered largely in the tech press and in local papers. (Though GQ ran a fine story on sextortionist Luis Mijangos in early 2012 that's well worth a read). Wolf has now taken the story onto the morning TV talk shows, and her interviewers appear to be amazed that such hacks are even possible.
In doing interviews this week for my new book, The Internet Police, many of the questions have focused on sextortion and the use of RAT software. These hacks are such a profound privacy violation—accessing webcams, microphones, and stored files provides the attacker with almost unfettered access to one's private life, thoughts, documents, even conversations—that they routinely generate amazement in interlocutors. As one TV host put it after hearing Wolf's story this week, "Just—wow, that is creepy... Can you believe that?" Or, as a Jezebel writer put it today, "webcam hacking—WHICH I CANNOT BELIEVE IS A REAL THING OH MY GOD."
Stolen webcam video of females cost $1 per "slave," as they're called. Stolen video of male slaves goes for $1/100 slaves.
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Webcam Hacking leads to Ransomeware

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a #ransomware virus implemented by cyber criminals allows hackers to find users accessing adult websites, activate their #webcams, lock their desktops, send them an "incriminating" photo of themselves, warn the “mass debater” that they have broken federal laws "relating to child pornography, copyright or privacy" and demand they pay a fine between $100-199 with a credit card. The added threat of not paying the clearly bogus fine within 72 hours is that hackers then either encrypt or wipe data from the users' computer. I'm not sure what's frightening: knowing that a stranger has hacked your webcam, or plainly seeing a picture of yourself romancing your right hand? Hm. I'll take neither.
#AFP cybercrime operations manager Commander Glen McEwan has issued several warnings about ransomware, which has evolved over the past six months to evade detection by some anti-virus software, spam filters and firewalls.

''The Australian community is reminded that the AFP does not solicit funds and this message is not associated with the AFP in any way,'' Commander McEwan said. He urged victims to report any cyber fraud to the #ACCC website SCAMwatch.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Hacking Your TV to Spy on You

In the wake of revelations about the NSA's domestic surveillance programs, some observers expressed concern that the agency could compel Microsoft to use the camera attached to the new Xbox One to spy on users in their living rooms. But it turns out you don't need to be a government spook to watch people through their TVs. At last month's Black Hat security conference, researchers showed vulnerabilities in Samsung "Smart" TVs (which have Internet connectivity, webcams and other computers-like features) that could allow a hacker to take control of the television. And on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called for security standards to make sure that hackers couldn't use the built-in webcams to watch you while you watch TV.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hacking Your Phone Through a Charger

If you've ever been stuck in an airport with your phone battery reading 10 percent, the sight of a charger plugged into a wall can look like an oasis in a desert. But wait! Is that really a charger?

Not necessarily. 
Another demonstration at Black Hat showed an iPhone charger that was actually a micro-computer in disguise.
Plug in your iPhone and the tiny computer could upload a fake Facebook app that looks like the real thing but is capable of accessing your contacts and stealing your passwords, among other mayhem.

Apple has promised to fix the vulnerability -- but not until its next operating system, iOS 7, comes out sometime this fall. In the meantime, be wary of any chargers you see lying around.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Pedophile computer expert spied on hundreds by hacking neighbors’ Wi-FI

T
he 34-year-od is accuse of recording thousands of  hours of intimate material.  The pedophile computer expert spied on hundreds of his neighbors by hacking into their wi-fi and taking control of their webcams.

He took numerous sexual encounters of unsuspecting victims and posted them to the internet.  Read more


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Chuck Schumer wants to stop Smart TV Webcam Spying

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is calling on major television manufacturers to come up with a uniform standard of security to be used in all new internet and video-enabled televisions that would prevent hackers from spying on consumers.
The new so-called “smart TV’s” feature embedded cameras and microphones like the ones found in new laptop and netbook computers. The sets are sold in stores as “internet ready,” and the devices they contain are capable of being remotely activated.  Therefore, as Schumer says, your TV may be watching YOU!
Schumer wants manufacturers to establish a uniform security standard that would be followed industry-wide. The average consumer is unaware that computer-networked appliances can be hacked. Security researchers found one brand to be particularly vulnerable: they were able to hijack the set's web browser in certain models of Samsung Smart TVs and use it to turn on the built-in-camera.
Greg McNeal is a law professor at Pepperdine University in California. He warns civil liberties may be violated if police or government officials use your TV to  pry into your private life. McNeal uses old-school technology to thwart electronic peeping toms: he puts a piece of tape over the camera on his laptop when he's not on Skype.
Schumer argues the burden shouldn't be on the consumer to use tape or a sticker like McNeal does, nor should set owners follow one manufacturer’s suggestion that to combat hackers, the TV should be unplugged when not in use.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Babycam Hacking Horror


A sleeping 2 year old girl was spied on by a sicko in Houston, TX.  Marc and Lauren Gilbert heard the voice of the man spying on their child through the baby monitor while he called her by name and also called her a slut.  Upon hearing this Marc ripped the camera from the wall and through the device away.  Marc said his job is to protect his child from sicko's and was surprised by what was happening.

To read the full story please click here.



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Friday, August 2, 2013

CNN Money Reports on Samsung Smart TV Webcam Hacking


CNN’s Laurie Segall recently did a report on the Samsung Smart TV demonstrating how easy it is to hack the webam.  Since the Smart TV really is a computer it now has all the weaknesses of any computer.  There are software programs out there that have been specifically designed to hack the Smart TV which Josh Yavor a Security Engineer from ISEC Partners demonstrates.   Aaron Grattofiori a Principal Security Consultant points out that there are NO LED that turn on to let you know the camera is on or off. 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dharum Ravi webcam spying Trial and why Tyler Clementi's committed suicide.

Breaking news of the guilty verdict in the Dharun Ravi webcam spying trial reverberated swiftly across global media outlets on Friday. A strong societal message was being sent from this complex case, one that had attracted international attention from its start. This had become the landmark verdict of a new movement.
Beginning with the fateful moment of Tyler Clementi's suicide in 2010, his story and the subsequent Dharun Ravi trial all at once shined an intense spotlight on the pressing issue of bullying. More acutely, it also highlighted the growing convergence of technology and social media with this long-standing, but once virtually ignored, socio-cultural problem.

The Tyler Clementi tragedy arguably opened the door to a new anti-bulling age in the United States and around the world. Prominent political figures, pop culture icons and media personalities such as President Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Anderson Cooper and Oprah Winfrey, among many others, all publicly addressed the issue with fervor. This heightened consciousness about the negative impact of bullying likely influenced the minds and emotions of the jury in the Dharun Ravi trial, ultimately shaping its precedent-setting decision.  READ MORE>>

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Monday, July 22, 2013

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Preventing a Cyber Creep a story from America Now



If you spotted a 'peeping Tom' looking in a window, you would likely call police. But strangers can now see inside your home with the aid of a computer or smartphone equipped with a built-in camera.
It happens more often than most people realize. However, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your children from the prying eyes of a webcam spy.
If you use an online video chat service like Skype, iChat or Facetime and you have a camera on your computer or smartphone, you can see the person you are talking to across the street, in another city, or around the globe. 
While there are tremendous benefits to this virtual face-to-face technology, if you forget to turn off the internet voice call software when your conversation ends, unknowingly click on malware, or invite a stranger to chat, you may as well open the blinds on your windows and allow a cyber spy to watch whatever is going on inside the privacy of your home.
Astrid Martinez says her 8-year-old daughter, Jolie, uses Skype nearly every day to talk with out-of-state relatives. Jolie's online visits are frequently interrupted by people she doesn't know.
"She's the one that's getting requests every day from strangers, and some of them have names that are explicit," Martinez tells America Now
Accepting one of these requests, could allow a hacker to take control of Jolie's computer.  
According to Theresa Payton, America Now's cyber expert and co-author of the book Protecting Your Internet Identity, there are numerous ways a hacker can access electronic devices and enable them to watch you without your knowledge. 
The most popular way is by sending a virus to a recipient who unknowingly opens it.  
"You may have clicked on a link, opened up an attachment," Payton warns. 
Your laptop could also get into the hands of someone who was able to configure it for remote access.
For example, if you have given your computer to someone to work on it, they could in turn add spy software without your permission.
"The third way is, a lot of times, families leave their instant messaging applications wide open or applications like Skype where the settings are open and because it's on, all it takes is an invitation, and the next thing you know, somebody is looking inside your house," Payton says.
Martinez finds this extremely alarming.
"It is scary; she has a computer in her room that is on all night, it's in her bedroom where she undresses, she goes to bed, and to know that someone may have access to her -- be in there with her -- that's scary," Martinez says. 
A teacher, who requested to remain anonymous, says she was spied on at home with her work-issued computer after disagreeing with new policies at her school.
She noticed the camera light coming on and off at odd times when she was at home, and she wasn't even using the device.
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Think twice before using computers and smartphones in your bedroom.
"You don't want to have this potential for spying whether for audio and/or video in the bedroom where we sleep, we get dressed, we get ready for the day or get ready to end the day," Payton advises.

Instead, use your electronic devices in areas of your home where you're less likely to be engaged in an activity you would be embarrassed for a cyber hacker or anyone else on the web to see, hear or record.
As a parent, Martinez says it's hard trying to stay ahead of computer hackers.  
"Isn't it crazy though everything you have to go through just so you can have a computer with a webcam in your own home?" she says. 
While it may be a daunting chore, double-checking the security settings on your electronic devices may be worth it, if it prevents you or your child from be spied on.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Webcam Hacking Hits Craigs List as a Service!

Well if you did not think you had the talent to hack someones webcam no matter how easy it is then Craigs List has the solution for you.  I recently discovered this add on Craigs List:

WEBCAM HACKING (Earth)

Ever wanted to secretly view someone through their webcam? Well now is your chance! I have uncovered an easy way to accomplish this, very discreetly and I will do it for you for free! Nothing to it, just reply to this with the person whose webcam you want to view's e-mail address and after 48-72 hours I should reply to you with a link where you can view it. I will not know who you are nor will your e-mail address be revealed to me as it will go through craigslist. So if you know someone with a webcam and you want to see what they do when they think nobody else is watching, just reply with their e-mail address. That's all it takes.

The only way to stop Webcam Spying is with a cover from C-SLIDE.

Here is the link... 
http://imperial.craigslist.org/rnr/3831310961.html