Many Australian and international IT security experts are using Post-it notes, electrical tape, Band-Aids and even cigarette papers to secure their computer web cameras from hackers.
The phenomenon was discovered after security experts were asked a simple question that arose after publishing a story about unsuspecting victims who become “RATted” by hackers who use Remote Administration Tools, or “RATs”, to spy on them.
In many cases hackers who use RATs can switch on a victim’s web camera or microphone after infecting them.
Q: What do you do? For me I hope that I never get infected on the first place with CIS. As for webcam protection I use Zemana for now. But I won’t cover my webcam… What about you? Do you cover your webcam or use something else? Or you can’t care less?