Blocking laptop webcam?

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  1. Natey2

    Natey2 Active Member

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    I was at a computer conference, and I noticed many people had laptops with something (sticker, post-it paper, etc.) stuck directly over the in-built webcam lens!
    Why do they do this?
     
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    Could be a corporate laptop so they don't want IT to view them.

    Or they don't want to accidentally activate it.
     
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    There was a story in my local news a few days ago about a mal-ware or virus that activates your web cam without you knowing it. I guess someone is trolling for co-eds to get their jollies. The advice was to put tape or a sticker over your web cam to prevent someone seeing you where or when you don't want to be seen
     
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    Hmm... Can any corporate sysadmin reading this please confirm if corporations install software that allow remote monitoring via the webcam on corporate-owned laptops?

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