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Specialists of the Slovak company Eset (Bratislava), which develops antivirus software, analyzed how it manages its relations with an everyday partner: a portable video camera. We remember this photo of Mark Zuckerberg, President of Facebook (now dead) filmed in front of his laptop with the camera and microphone hidden by black adhesive…
Was he right to be wary of his stuff? Apparently yes, and that, while remote work has exploded the use of video conferencing systems, on computers, tablets or smartphones. Do not spare the surveillance cameras. For Eset professionals, finding the tools and knowledge needed to hack webcams has never been easier online. And insist that CampectinA video system infection can have consequences for both private and professional lives, but also the mental health and well-being of users. How do you know that you are the victim of such intrusion? It is necessary, say specialists, to pay attention to the following signs:
1. The camera light turns on even though no function in this sense has been activated by the user… Beware!
2. Strange files lying on the computer? Eset stresses that hackers sometimes leave traces. A search often reveals the most recent files.
3. There are unusual applications on the hard drive. Here, a search with an antivirus can reveal traces of the RAT program, which specializes in capturing video images.
4. The same RAT malware managed to modify the security settings of the suspicious device. Here, too, a look at the security settings can determine the presence of an intruder. Otherwise, hide everything, like Mark.
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