If you use a camera connected to your computer, your webcam safety could be compromised by hackers and "peeping Tom" spies.
Even legally installed webcams that monitor activity in locations like vacation resorts and workplaces are vulnerable to misuse.
Just as a hacker can gain control of your PC, so they can also take over your webcam, switching it on and off, taking photos and watching everything you do.
Mostly they breach your webcam safety to seize control via a Remote Access Trojan-type virus (fittingly abbreviated to RATs!) that you unknowingly download to your computer or that they manage to install when you leave it unattended.
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