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Castro 22.06.2016 15:44

Do you tape over your webcam?
 
That little all-seeing eye on the lid of your laptop, do you put a little sticker over it to stop hackers potentially spying on you?

Apparently Mark Zuckerberg does, and he's a trillionaire... coincidence??

http://epeak.in/uploads/attach/985/1...23d8472ae1.jpg

hannah'sauntie 22.06.2016 15:48

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
I cover the camera on my iPad if I take it into the bathroom. :msnblush:

ZuriRollt 22.06.2016 15:52

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
I work from home-office a lot, and don't trust the communications entirely.

Wouldn't like to be seen globally while on a conference call with the executive board in my bra and panties.

3Wishes 22.06.2016 15:55

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Yay! Another poll! :wave:

Treverus 22.06.2016 15:56

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
I have worked for customers who demanded me to do so while on their premises... but no, I don't do so myself. I however keep the camera of my smart TV closed (it slides out of the TV) as I don't trust those things as much as I do trust my computers. I actually like the way my surface unlocks by recognizing my face instead of entering a password.

JagWaugh 22.06.2016 15:58

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Castro (Post 2610863)
That little all-seeing eye on the lid of your laptop, do you put a little sticker over it to stop hackers potentially spying on you?

Apparently Mark Zuckerberg does, and he's a trillionaire... coincidence??

I do, but not to get rich. I just don't want the competition to see the design of my foil hat until the patent goes through.

monkeyboy76 22.06.2016 16:00

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Head of the FXI puts tape over his webcam [1] but does not know why. He saw others doing and thought they are smart, so I'll copy them...


[1] http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...ver-his-webcam

dodgyken 22.06.2016 16:01

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2610873)
I work from home-office a lot, and don't trust the communications entirely.

Wouldn't like to be seen globally while on a conference call with the executive board in my bra and panties.

I think I've seen that video :eek:

roegner 22.06.2016 16:02

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2610873)
I work from home-office a lot, and don't trust the communications entirely.

Wouldn't like to be seen globally while on a conference call with the executive board in my bra and panties.



Ditto!

JagWaugh 22.06.2016 16:04

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hannah'sauntie (Post 2610869)
I cover the camera on my iPad if I take it into the bathroom. :msnblush:


I hope you cover the microphone too!

Guest 22.06.2016 16:05

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Only when masturbating.

mirfield 22.06.2016 16:06

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
I once taped over Match of the Day and got battered by my dad...

Swiss Cheddar 22.06.2016 16:15

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Loz1983 (Post 2610892)
Only when masturbating.


Then how are the eastern-block camgirls meant to see you?? :confused:


cheers
SC

Guest 22.06.2016 16:16

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Mine's an old standalone that sits on a Sir Adric lego tin & frequently falls off. It has a cover that comes down over the lens. There's so much dust on it, it probably looks like I am in the desert. I think a hacker would have to be way beyond bored to want to spy on me anyway.

FuriousRose 22.06.2016 16:19

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Where is the Yulin option?

Guest 22.06.2016 16:21

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
reminds me of a guy who went on shark tank with an inbention to cover the cam http://eyebloc.com/
unlike Zuckerberg I don't think hackers see any incentives to break into my laptop so no

ZuriRollt 22.06.2016 16:52

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgyken (Post 2610885)
I think I've seen that video :eek:

Talk about airing your dirty laundry :o.

ZuriRollt 22.06.2016 16:53

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by roegner (Post 2610887)
Ditto!

But I did make some very good points.

dodgyken 22.06.2016 16:56

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2610873)
I work from home-office a lot, and don't trust the communications entirely.

Wouldn't like to be seen globally while on a conference call with the executive board in my bra and panties.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgyken (Post 2610885)
I think I've seen that video :eek:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loz1983 (Post 2610892)
Only when masturbating.

That reads better :D

Nil 22.06.2016 16:58

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Honestly, I didn't even know it was a thing. If someone hacked my iPad, he saw a hell lot of me. :eek:

dodgyken 22.06.2016 17:00

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 2610925)
Honestly, I didn't even know it was a thing. If someone hacked my iPad, he saw a hell lot of me. :eek:

You've got your own website you know - subscription though :eek::D

JagWaugh 22.06.2016 17:04

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgyken (Post 2610926)
You've got your own website you know - subscription though :eek::D




www.nilflix.ch

Serk 22.06.2016 17:09

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
A few years ago, Samsung and Sony admitted that they're listening (and most probably watching too) their customers via smart tvs:eek: Not sure about the details, particularly about Sony, but you can google the case and learn more about it.

Urs Max 22.06.2016 17:44

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2610873)
Wouldn't like to be seen globally while on a conference call with the executive board in my bra and panties.

Same here.
Though the reason for their attention (or disdain) might be a bit different :eek:

ZuriRollt 22.06.2016 17:51

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 2610950)
Same here.
Though the reason for their attention (or disdain) might be a bit different :eek:

Have you also seen a video? :eek:, or are you a member of the board :).

Meerkat33 22.06.2016 20:49

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Serk (Post 2610932)
A few years ago, Samsung and Sony admitted that they're listening (and most probably watching too) their customers via smart tvs:eek: Not sure about the details, particularly about Sony, but you can google the case and learn more about it.

Not really, they just tracked all kind of information like viewing habits and so on, I don't believe anyone would spy via webcam on a massive scale, way too much data to handle, it would be crazy expensive, and you get nothing out of it (how many people are watching the show? are they drinking beer? sure it might be valuable marketing information but not THAT valuable).

I think only people in a sort of public position need to worry about targeted hacking/spying/whatever.

k_and_e 22.06.2016 21:45

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Finally a thread about online porn!

Carlos R 22.06.2016 22:24

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 2611123)
Finally a thread about online porn!

http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-lif...ge-police.html

Huh?! :confused:

snapsterone 23.06.2016 09:39

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 2610873)
I work from home-office a lot, and don't trust the communications entirely.

Wouldn't like to be seen globally while on a conference call with the executive board in my bra and panties.

`Specially if you`re a man.

NotAllThere 23.06.2016 10:00

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
IT Security chaps at the office say that the sticker is the only way to be sure. I think they're wrong - the site needs to be nuked from orbit.

robBob 23.06.2016 10:06

Re: Do you tape over your webcam?
 
Always, just before going onto EF I double check my that my sticker is place. :D


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