Scammers Use Webcams to Secretly Record Testimonials

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https://gizmodo.com/tech-support-scammers-use-victims-webcams-to-secretly-r-1826532825

Tech Support Scammers Use Victims' Webcams to Secretly Record 'Testimonials' for YouTube

The victims were reportedly lured in through a false tech support operation. One victim, Geoff Sussman, told ABC he looked online for a service that could help him download Adobe software. He says he was duped by a fake Adobe support page claiming to provide “Support for Adobe Australia,” and called a 1-800 number on the site. The number led him to an operation called Macpatchers, which told him he had a virus and asked him to download software to give them remote access to his computer.
 
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That just show that people should be more cautious when using Internet.
By the way, is it possible to hack into computer's audio recording, even if the webcam would be locked? Are these two different things?
 

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Low-tech webcam security; put a piece of black tape over the webcam.
They can still hear you... just unplug it (USB) or disable it and then then make sure your account is not an admin account.
 
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