The computer of James Comey, an FBI director, has some heavy security software for protection, but he still covers the webcam with a tape. If you are asking why, it`s because he known, better than anyone else, what hacker are capable of.
As Comey says: “Covering your webcam with a tape is one of the sensible things you should be doing, to protect your privacy.”
The computers in the government offices have cameras, with little lids that close down on them, so that people who are not authorized can`t look at what they are doing.
Is this all a conspiracy? Can they do that?
Of course they can! Some time ago, a technology was designed which allows people to access and turn on your webcam from anywhere in the world. And it is all done very discretely, so that you may never be aware of it.
In 2014, people discovered this shocking information the hard way, when hackers set up a live stream of hundreds of cameras from all around the globe.
Also, hackers broke this month into a webcam of a Canadian couple while they were in bed, watching TV. They completely bypassed the ON light on the camera.
One of the victims stated for Global News that they had no idea what was happening at that moment, but the feeling is still creepy, like someone is at your house with you.
Another similar case is the one with Miss Teen USA, who was tormented by a webcam hacker for more than a year. He took nude photos of her and tried to blackmail her.
Watch the video below, where the FBI director James Comey is talking about webcam security and the threat we all must be aware of.