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    Default Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    Hey well yeah I am paranoid and was wondering if someone can look through my webcam with out me knowing? I have a built in webcam and I use it to talk to friends alot, so I dont want to put a piece of tape on it. is there a way I can disable it? also what are the chances someone is watching me and how can I tell?

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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    Your computer manufacter is always watching, hence why they put it there. Lol well if someone has access to your computer they can watch you. Like a keylogger.
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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxbadboys93 View Post
    Your computer manufacter is always watching, hence why they put it there. Lol well if someone has access to your computer they can watch you. Like a keylogger.
    Otherwise, for all practical purposes, no.
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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    So how could I tell if I have a keylog in my laptop?

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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    there are some flash and silverlight bugs that have been exploited to take control of remote webcams.

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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    There's various trojans that do this.
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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    Well if I get one how could I get rid of it? I don't want people looking at me.

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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    If you're that worried, cover up your webcam with a post-it.

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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Forge View Post
    If you're that worried, cover up your webcam with a post-it.
    Hahaha

    Well, on most laptops, there's a power light that indicates when the webcam is receiving power, so if that light is on when it's not supposed to be, you can tell.

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    Default Re: Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4fingers97 View Post
    Well if I get one how could I get rid of it? I don't want people looking at me.
    You will also be able to tell if you see videos for download such as "97 ways to use 4 fingers".
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