Can people look through my webcam with out me knowing?

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  1. 4fingers97

    4fingers97 Notebook Evangelist

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    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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    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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    Otherwise, for all practical purposes, no.
     
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    So how could I tell if I have a keylog in my laptop?
     
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    newsposter Notebook Virtuoso

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    there are some flash and silverlight bugs that have been exploited to take control of remote webcams.
     
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    There's various trojans that do this.
     
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    Well if I get one how could I get rid of it? I don't want people looking at me.
     
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    If you're that worried, cover up your webcam with a post-it.
     
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    Hahaha :rolleyes:

    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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    You will also be able to tell if you see videos for download such as "97 ways to use 4 fingers".:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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