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August 06, 2007

Sometimes I feel like

Because we don't have enough to worry about with ceiling cat. Popular Mechanics offers tips on preventing hackers from peeping in via your webcam (via Instapundit). Their solution is reassuringly lo-fi. William Gibson is with us in truth.

Of course, the most secure piece of hardware is the one that isn't plugged in, so if you're really sketched out by the idea that someone might be spying on you, simply unplug your camera from the USB port. If, like me, you have an unpluggable webcam embedded in your laptop screen, you may want to blindfold it with a piece of tape.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 6, 2007 09:04 AM