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Can someone watch you through webcam??

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Thuyan, Aug 14, 2010.

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  1. Thuyan

    Thuyan Thread Starter

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    Yes i am being paranoid right now :p
    okk so here is the thingggggg
    okk so i got a new laptop with built in webcam. today, my formspring password was changed O___O idkk how.....its either someone hacked it OR i typed in the wrong password, im like 90% sure it was accurate.Im scared, because i use someone elses linkysys, idkk whos! my router broke, so i have been using someone elses lately. i heard people can watch ur webcam if ur using a local network. Well, i checked my computer with spybot,malwarebytes, and AVG free. they all say no viruses/trojans/malware....should i be worried.....​
     
  2. SeishiNui

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    When you've encountered that your Formspring password was wrong, did you tried it over just to make sure? Also, have you tried forgetting/resetting your password?

    As for the webcam, you were saying that you are using a public connection to surf the web, right? You observe your webcam, if it light's up, I mean the signal indicator, then it was being accessed.
     
  3. Thuyan

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    Hi, there! and my webcam doesnt have a light, its a built in webcam! its from acer, so it dont have a lightt :p
     
  4. SeishiNui

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    have you tried accessing your own webcam? funny thing is, my laptop was acer as well, and it indeed has a signal ligth - a small LED.
     
  5. Thuyan

    Thuyan Thread Starter

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    lmfao :) thats cool :DD
    and yes i can access my quickcam! :p
     
  6. md2lgyk

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    If you're so worried, why not just disable the webcam? Or a low-tech solution: put a piece of tape over it.
     
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    I you are using some else's network or connections, they can also do the same to your computer. You really should refrain from accessing other people's router/
     
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