Monday, May 17, 2010

Is your web cam spying on you?

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I can only hope that more people might take this stuff more seriously. If it's a computer, Cell Phone. Biometric ID, RFID, anything that connects to the internet, Phone towers or GPS. It can and will be hacked into. Why? Because they can. Don't be fooled in the saying. It's Secure.
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Is your web cam spying on you?

DENVER - Web cameras make it easy to keep in touch with far away friends and family. If you have a web cam on your home computer, laptop or even your cell phone, a hacker can be lurking, just waiting for a chance to gain control.

Right now, hackers are spying on innocent users via their web cam and microphones. It starts with a simple email, link or program sent to you.

"The bad guys go out there and find vulnerabilities in different applications and programs," says Michael Gregg, COO of Superior Solutions Inc.

Once you click on it, your computer is overrun by the hacker's program.

The exploit programs can remotely turn on your web cam, watch what you're looking at online; even listen to what you are saying. Even worse, the longer these programs are available to hackers, the easier they are to use.
Charles Tendell is a certified ethical hacker. He set up two laptops to explain how it works
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