Can My Webcam Be Accessed Remotely?

With the huge increase of people working from home due to Covid-19, millions of home laptops and desktops are laying around open, and with Zoom calls demanding our cameras to be open, webcam hacking even is a hot commodity for hackers these days. Webcam hacking, or ‘camfecting’ (camera + infecting), is a hacking technique that enables the hacker to remotely take control over another person’s webcam, without that person’s knowledge or permission.

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Sextortion: All You Need to Know

Sextortion – a portmanteau of the words sex and extortion – is a broad term used to describe the practice of exploiting a person (usually in an attempt to get money) by threatening to reveal evidence of their sexual activity, often explicit photos or videos. Sextortion is not a new concept, and we can find evidence of the term being used as early as the 1950s. But the modern definition of sextortion is widely understood to be linked with exploitation through technology – email scams, webcam hacks, stolen photos and videos, etc. It is seen as a growing problem internationally, and it is another weapon that cybercriminals use to target us.

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Cyber Crimes on 4th of July Amid Corona Times

It’s clear to everyone that we are living in unprecedented times. Almost overnight, many of us have had to reassess how we work, socialize, do our groceries, and just about every other activity. Covid-19, and the social and economic upheaval many of us are feeling, has acted as a beacon to hackers. We can fight them by being vigilant against these threats – now more than ever.

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Dozens of Malicious Mobile Apps Discovered on Android Devices, Many Aimed at Children

Researchers from Check Point, ZoneAlarm’s parent company recently discovered 56 apps downloaded from the Play Store, 24 of which were children apps.

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CoVID-19-Related Malicious Apps Soar

Several coronavirus-themed apps, often those offering disease-related information and help for users, have been found to be fraudulent, as they contain dangerous malware.

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