Posts Tagged ‘Webcam’

Should You Put Tape Over a Webcam?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

In addition to tape, this article lists several other, more graceful solutions for disabling a webcam … I guess one of those Groucho Marx glasses/nose/mustache masks would essentially accomplish the same goal.

Putting tape over the camera of a laptop or mobile device is a low-cost solution to block the camera from capturing what is happening in front of the device. The reasoning behind taping over a built-in camera of a laptop, other mobile device or desktop computer is simple: prevent anyone from using the camera to stream or record what the camera captures.


Who Stalks My Cam – Informs You about Webcam Usage

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

This sounds interesting, both for the sake of curiosity and for the sake of security.

Who Stalks My Cam is a free program for the Windows operating system that detects webcam use and informs you about it. All modern laptops and smartphones ship with microphones and cameras for communication and other purposes. While those are usually initiated by the user, there is at least a chance that someone else might hack into the system and turn the web camera or microphone on to listen in or watch.


How to Disable the Webcam on a Windows PC

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I wonder if this works better than putting a piece of duct tape over the camera lens and sticking a stereo speaker in front of the mic?

Many mobile computers have webcams built-in nowadays so that users can use it for communication. Webcams can be used to video chat for instance using programs such as Skype. While that is great for users who use it for that, others who never use a webcam may want to consider disabling it on the system instead.