Yes, we cover our webcams when not in use. We were given this advice some time ago.
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This week, I’m passing on a tip from my security-conscious daughter:
I used to do this and forgot about it. She came for a visit and slapped a post-it note over my webcam.
And she’s right! Webcams and mics are too easy to hack, been done often. Why risk it? When I want to use the webcam (which isn’t that often), I take the post-it off.
I’m not the only one. In questions during a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former FBI Director Comey revealed that cam-covering is commonplace at the FBI and other government offices:
“If you go into any government office, we all…
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