For years I’ve wondered if I should go through the trouble of covering the webcam on my laptop. Honestly I’ve felt like it’s a bit of an urban legend that hackers could actually access your webcam and watch you without you knowing. Well, now that the FBI director is saying that you should, I think it’s safe to say it’s time to take this more seriously.
The head of the FBI on Wednesday defended putting a piece of tape over his personal laptop’s webcam, claiming the security step was a common sense one that most should take. (Source – TheHill)
So I think it’s time I changed my tune and take the five seconds it takes to cover my webcam with a piece of tape. Still it feels silly doing this but I feel like it’s probably time to take the plunge. Have you already done this or am I just getting more paranoid over the years?