Chances are, you’ve got at least one device with a webcam built-in, or you might have even splashed out on an external one. Either way, they’re great for online conferencing, chatting with family and friends, recording videos, and even logging in with facial recognition.
However, with these extra features come with some added security concerns. It might seem like your paranoia has finally materialised: yes, webcams can be hacked and controlled remotely, allowing others to take a peek at your daily life. And it can happen far easier than you might think.
Even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted to placing tape over his webcam as a security precaution. As for the rest of us, do we need to go quite so far? Let’s take a look at some less-brutish ways you can secure your webcam.