While web cameras make it easy to keep in touch with friends and family it is possible for these devices to be hacked. If you have a web cam on your laptop or home computer, hackers may target these devices. The attacks known as Ghostnet discussed how web cams and key loggers were used to spy on targeted individuals and these same techniques could be used against anyone using a vulnerable computer or laptop.
The techniques used for webcam hacking were recently discussed with KWGN news in Denver, Colorado. During the interview, Mr. Michael Gregg stated, “right now, hackers are spying on innocent users via their web cam and microphones. It starts with a simple email, link or program sent to you. The bad guys go out there and find vulnerabilities in different applications and programs. Exploits in PDFs and clickjacking are but two of the ways hackers can gain access to a system” To read more about this issue check out the video webcam hacking.