In today’s world, it often feels like the we’re always on stage. With the proliferation of social media and an almost constant sharing of personal and non-personal information and feelings, people can choose to be in the public eye a lot, a little, or not at all, depending on their comfort level. But even those that choose to be in the public eye a lot have their moments when they want privacy.
Where webcams and video calling were once the stuff of science fiction shows, they are now mainstream. Friends and family traveling or living far away? We can still share that connection with the use of webcams and tools such as Skype. But — did you know that hackers and spyware can seize control of your webcam, even when it’s switched off?
It happens, and while I’m not going to tell you how to do it (I don’t need to), I will warn you that it can happen. Unfortunately, as with many things like this, Google and Bing can show you the way. Yes, it’s creepy — but so is a part of the world in which we live.
But that vulnerability can be prevented — and your peace and mind can be restored. It will be prevented.
Coming this summer.