Though he may have been mocked on Twitter after his revelation that he covers his laptop camera with tape, FBI director James Comey proudly defends his choice to do so.
Comey said that physically covering the webcam is a common sense step that everyone should follow – whether you’re a FBI agent or a stay-at-home mom.“There's some sensible things you should be doing, and that's one of them,” said Comey during a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
One Toronto woman’s laptop was even hacked back in 2015 when she was watching Netflix.
Most recently, Wikileaks headlines stated that the CIA has hacked into smartphones, laptops, and SMART TVs to spy on people around the world.
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While the revenge of seeing your hacker behind bars is enticing, it definitely comes with a pretty hefty price tag once the hours with the lawyer start to accumulate.
Whether the whole tape revelation was intentional or not (I’m going to say it was), his precautions (he was also using Thunderbird as an email client, BTW) serve as a reminder to take cyber spying seriously.
Sleeping sans clothing helps to regulate the body temperature during the night, making it easier to fall asleep. A creep watching and documenting it all on the other side of your webcam; don’t let it happen to you.
Not only do Mark Zuckerbeg and the FBI recommend covering up that computer camera, so do leading academics.
In recent years, thanks to the addition of cheap and accessible “creepware” – like the type that was famously used to spy on former Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf a few years back – spying on unsuspecting females is simpler than ever. There have been countless cases of hackers accessing everything from baby monitors to security cameras.
While covering a computer’s camera doesn't protect the device from being hacked, it If Mark Zuckerberg has tape over his computer, it probably makes sense to follow his lead.