FBI Director covers his webcam, and he wants you to too…
FBI Director, James Comey, encourages PC users to be proactive and cover their webcams. This simple solution creates an additional layer of security. This quick fix won’t stop cyber criminals from hacking your webcam. This is merely a preventative measure to stop hackers from gaining visibility to whatever they may see from a webcam view. Which, could be a lot.
Realistically, if a hacker is going to spend the time and resources to get into your PC, it will be for more than a peek through your webcam. Therefore, a webcam cover should not be your only preventative measure.
It is important, you run a security software program with application whitelisting to prevent malware from infecting your computer. Updates are also critical. Keeping all of your applications and operating system updated will avoid any security vulnerabilities going unresolved.
If you ever question if your PC has been infected, you can always run a security scan to confirm if any security issues are present. In the meantime, be proactive. Update, Scan, and cover up that webcam!