How To Prevent Webcam Hacking? Why My Webcam is Hacked? How to Stop Webcam Hacking? Tips to Protect My Webcam. All these we will discuss here in this special post of Webcam Hacking.
What exactly is the fun with webcam hacking? What do the hackers get?
Webcam hacking is not known to many people. Generally endusers are aware of virus in their software or email hacking or credit card hacking or website hacking. But there is another hacking now a days which is becoming quite common along with other hacking and this is nothing but webcam hacking. Hackers (no matter it could be good intention or bad intention) hack your webcams for many reasons.
- It could be fun for them to watch what others are doing
- To observe other’s personal life
- Peeping purpose
- To watch the keystrokes if any credit card or email details are typed
How to Prevent Webcam Hacks-
Anti-virus and Firewall
Use updated antivirus software and firewall. Ensure that these software are activated and updated with the latest virus definitions. This is just a minor precaution but can not fully prevent someone from webcam hacking.
Stop the webcam after use
Many people forget to stop the webcam after it is run. This can create so many problems with your personal life. Ensure that the LED light is not turned on. If you are not comfortable with stopping the auto-start of webcam then disable in Device Manager.
Do not give access to Strangers
Some internet users who are not aware of these hackings, they involve in chat with the strangers and give access to the webcams. But remember by doing this you put your personal life in danger. The other person may mis-use it and may even blackmail the user.
WEP and WPA key
If you use Wireless internet connection then do not leave your wireless access without having any security. Do ensure that your wireless is secured with 13 digit WEP key that can be easily configured in your wireless router.
Technology is developed so that it comforts our dependent activities and reduces communication barriers but it is equally misused now a days.
I wish you have taken all these steps to get rid of webcam hacking. Wish you all a happy browsing.