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There also are websites that publicly list private web and security cameras that aren’t firmly protected.
This week, web-surfers could watch scientists in a lab at UC San Diego, employees talking at a nearby construction company, and the inside of a house filled with musical recording equipment.
It usually involves remote-access trojans, or RATs, a type of malware.RATs can give a hacker control of a person’s webcam, and enable them to explore computer files and record keystrokes."Hacking webcams (is) not as easy as they make it out to be in the movies.You have to get past a firewall or install some type of malware to infect a machine,” said Erik Knight, founder and chief executive of Simple Wan, a Phoenix-based tech company.“Places like the National Security Agency certainly have these abilities but, generally, hackers have to feed you something first.”Hackers can hide the RATs in applications that users download from the Internet.Not to creep you out, but someone might be spying on you. The web-connected cameras on your laptop and cellphone — and your doggie-cam and baby monitor, too — are digital peepholes for hackers.Same goes for your smart TV and home security system.
The battle for workplace privacy is over; privacy lost. 1996), the court held that an employer could read personal e-mails even when it had told employees it would not. The bottom line is that employers can monitor every e-mail, text message, Web site visit, or other activity that takes place on a company-owned device.