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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Didn't this happen with some other girl awhile back? Don't remember the details, but the accusations were the same.

    I used to have a computer with a webcam and there was no way it would be on and I not know it, as the light would continually blink.

    Bad publicity is better than no publicity as they say.
    Actually hackers would pay big money to be able to hack a camera and not have the light come on. Unfortunately either the person is lying or she is as it is impossible to disable the light on most models.

    Most likely the person trying to extort money is lying.
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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Logitech makes a lot of webcams.
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    How can you be sure that no one is watching you without your permission?

    Many webcams on notebook computers have indicator lights on them that let you know when your camera is actively capturing video. It may be possible (on some cameras) to disable the activity light through software hacks or modifying configuration settings. So, just because you don't see an activity light on doesn't mean that your webcam isn't still capturing video.

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    Although many web cameras offer a telltale LED light which indicates whether it is active, Fairfax found many security experts didn't trust that it would operate correctly if a hacker compromised their machine. After all, hackers have found ways to disable some webcam lights.

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    http://www.clemson.edu/ces/crb/ece49...cam_manual.pdf [page 10]
    Remove the check from the LED On check box to turn off the status LED on the front of your webcam.

    Guard Yourself with these Tips on Webcam Safety
    Look for the camera's operation light coming on when you're not using it; this is by no means a failsafe -- recent research suggests hackers using special web camera programs may be able to switch off the light.


    I wouldn't count on the light being a sure indicator.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Logitech makes a lot of webcams.
    Logitech LED Disable - Printable Version

    How to Secure Your Webcam

    How can you be sure that no one is watching you without your permission?

    Many webcams on notebook computers have indicator lights on them that let you know when your camera is actively capturing video. It may be possible (on some cameras) to disable the activity light through software hacks or modifying configuration settings. So, just because you don't see an activity light on doesn't mean that your webcam isn't still capturing video.

    Webcams | Hacking | PCs | Laptops
    Although many web cameras offer a telltale LED light which indicates whether it is active, Fairfax found many security experts didn't trust that it would operate correctly if a hacker compromised their machine. After all, hackers have found ways to disable some webcam lights.

    Linux Ubuntu Disable WebCam LED Light | SpaceTech

    http://www.clemson.edu/ces/crb/ece49...cam_manual.pdf [page 10]
    Remove the check from the LED On check box to turn off the status LED on the front of your webcam.

    Guard Yourself with these Tips on Webcam Safety
    Look for the camera's operation light coming on when you're not using it; this is by no means a failsafe -- recent research suggests hackers using special web camera programs may be able to switch off the light.


    I wouldn't count on the light being a sure indicator.
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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    It seems to me that an obvious feature that every computer-hosted camera ought to have is a switch which, with one motion, electrically-disconnects the camera, and at the same time covers it with an opaque covering, so that you can turn it off and know, with complete confidence, that no amount of hacking will cause it to send unauthorized pictures anywhere. I have to wonder why such a feature is not standard on all such cameras.
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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Or... you know... just put a piece of tape over the lens or turn it away from yourself.... whatever.
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    Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It seems to me that an obvious feature that every computer-hosted camera ought to have is a switch which, with one motion, electrically-disconnects the camera, and at the same time covers it with an opaque covering, so that you can turn it off and know, with complete confidence, that no amount of hacking will cause it to send unauthorized pictures anywhere. I have to wonder why such a feature is not standard on all such cameras.
    I don't have a webcam on my PC at home but the Logitech webcam on my office PC - we do a lot of video conferencing where I work - has such a cover.
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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Or... you know... just put a piece of tape over the lens or turn it away from yourself.... whatever.
    No no no, that's just too unrealistic. Too easy of a solution.

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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubliner View Post
    No no no, that's just too unrealistic. Too easy of a solution.
    Screw that I kinda enjoy the fact that people might be watching....
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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Screw that I kinda enjoy the fact that people might be watching....
    Haha isn't that what all video chatroom programs are for now? Just sign on to those and enjoy

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    Re: Miss Teen USA claims bedroom webcam was "hacked", secretly recorded

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubliner View Post
    Haha isn't that what all video chatroom programs are for now? Just sign on to those and enjoy
    Sure but thats not as voyeuristic.
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