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Old 11-24-2014, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I cover my camera up just in case.

If the past year has taught consumers anything, it’s that identity thieves, fraudsters and scammers are on the prowl, going after any information they can use to make a buck. But the intrusions don’t stop there.

If the thought of being the unwitting star of your own prime time reality show gives you the willies, consider the recent revelation that more than 73,000 unsecured webcams and surveillance cameras are, as I write this column, viewable on a Russian-based website.

Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You and You Can Stop It - ABC News
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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Just uninstall the camera!! (Or smash its lens,etc)
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Cape Coma Florida
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I had a webcam, and heard about this a long time ago. I unplugged it and threw it in a drawer.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I cover my camera up just in case.

If the past year has taught consumers anything, it’s that identity thieves, fraudsters and scammers are on the prowl, going after any information they can use to make a buck. But the intrusions don’t stop there.

If the thought of being the unwitting star of your own prime time reality show gives you the willies, consider the recent revelation that more than 73,000 unsecured webcams and surveillance cameras are, as I write this column, viewable on a Russian-based website.

Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You and You Can Stop It - ABC News

I just place a piece of tape over the camera lens. Simple fix .
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: California
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I just place a piece of tape over the camera lens. Simple fix .
Me too. When a friend of mine saw that she laughed hysterically but I feel better
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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I just unplug mine when I am finished with it. Always have. Seemed to make sense to me.
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Old 12-01-2014, 02:05 AM
 
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Electrical tape. My case is black and you can't see the tape unless you look closely.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Anyone watching my webcam will see the very thrilling action of.... my totally amazing, smoke stained, yellowed, drop down tile ceiling. And the occasional middle finger when I'm feeling goofy.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Electrical tape. My case is black and you can't see the tape unless you look closely.

Same here.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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Oh please.
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