Steven Fox, an IT security expert, was chatting with friends on his webcam one night when he started receiving some strange emails.
Imagine his surprise when he opened one and found images of himself chatting.
Each device can be used interchangeably as a camera or monitor, and you can connect as many devices as you like to your account.
You click on an attachment or download a piece of music or video infected with malware, and a hacker is able to remotely control your PC’s functions.“The ultimate security control is to cover the lens,’’ Fox says.If your webcam doesn’t come with a lens cover, use an adhesive bandage or even a yellow sticky note to cover it up. His webcam had been hacked by a “script kiddie,” a person who uses malware written by someone else to show off their skills at accessing other computer systems, says Fox.He quickly detached the webcam, but he had to re-install his operating system after he found malware installed on his computer.