Apr 5, 2017
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Is Someone Watching You From The Camera On Your Phone/Laptop?

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Do you ever feel like you’re being watched? Perhaps your phone could be the culprit?

It’s common knowledge that computers are often infected with malware, but did you know your phone is at risk as well?

There are two common ways someone could use your phone to spy on you. If an individual has access to your phone and has your passcode, they can use software called Flexispy to read your texts, even text messages you had previously deleted. Additionally, they can also listen in to your phone conversations, find out where you are, and watch you from the camera on your phone.

Another way your phone could be hacked is by someone accessing your phone from a remote location. This is often accomplished by a professional hacker or by law enforcement.

It’s not as easy for someone to hack into your phone from afar, but it can be done.

Hacking Webcams

Hackers can track down unprotected webcams and can watch the person on the opposite side secretly without giving the slightest hint.  The following set of operators can be used to exploit webcams:

intitle:”EvoCam” inurl:”webcam.html”

Several cases have been reported till date speaking of webcam hacks and hence this is not something very difficult for efficient cybercriminals. 2015’s Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf’s webcam was hacked by hackers using Remote Administration Tool. Hackers used to spy on her using her web cam and even sold the access to cam in underground forums. Later, the hacker was tracked and jailed for 18-months. Unwanted webcam streaming kills your privacy completely.

Solution: It is advisable to keep your virus protection software’s profile database always up to date. Update your webcam software on a regular basis. A good firewall might help more tech-savvy people to determine if their webcams are streaming data to an external source. Tips for securing your webcams will be posted soon.

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