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Thu Sep 15, 2016, 01:52 PM

FBI director: Cover up your webcam

We get it, Comey. Somebody might be hacking you (Hillary).

That's right. Never give up on your "paranoia."

The head of the FBI on Wednesday defended putting a piece of tape over his personal laptop's webcam, claiming the security step was a common sense one that most should take.

“You go into any government office and we all have the little camera things that sit on top of the screen,” he added. “They all have a little lid that closes down on them.

“You do that so that people who don’t have authority don’t look at you. I think that’s a good thing.”

“It’s not crazy that the FBI director cares about personal security as well,” the FBI director added. “So I think people ought to take responsibility for their own safety and security.”

Never mind these are the government computer systems Comey said would have been much better for Hillary's use.

So sophisticated they can't stop webcam hacks?

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/295933-fbi-director-cover-up-your-webcam

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Reply FBI director: Cover up your webcam (Original post)
yallerdawg Sep 2016 OP
duncang Sep 2016 #1
ksoze Sep 2016 #2
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #4
ksoze Sep 2016 #6
Control-Z Sep 2016 #10
misterhighwasted Sep 2016 #11
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #12
misterhighwasted Sep 2016 #13
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #14
misterhighwasted Sep 2016 #15
mythology Sep 2016 #3
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #7
Orrex Sep 2016 #5
LuvNewcastle Sep 2016 #8
unc70 Sep 2016 #9

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 01:56 PM

1. I wonder how many times he has had his dvd tray open and close by it's self?

And if dipshit donnie has pics of him sitting at his home in front of the computer.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 01:56 PM

2. Not paranoia, sage advice for everyone

Hackers are alive and well and always best to assume the worse. No matter if you're the FBI or Joe Blow at home.

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Response to ksoze (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:04 PM

4. Would this be after they blow up my bank account...

and go over the limit on my credit card?

If they can get through my anti-virus and firewalls, they might want a snap of me in my underwear?

Those deviants! I'm looking for tape right now!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:06 PM

6. Hacking your home PC is easier than a bank

May be a low risk situation, but always best to plan for worse. Frequent backups, changing passwords, using complex passwords and avoiding opening suspect emails and links.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:26 PM

10. We use bandaids

on our laptops. They have sizes that fit perfectly over most built in cameras. Lol

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:30 PM

11. HaaaaHaaaHaaaa!!



That's funny

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:34 PM

12. Damn it! Too late.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:41 PM

13. That'll teach Putin's hackers. Impressive background too.

You're never fully dressed without a smile!

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:50 PM

14. Full disclosure:

That's not me. I wear glasses and am a little bit older.

And it's not a webcam shot. This is more like a traditional Facebook pose! That my wife promised she wouldn't...

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:58 PM

15. Haa. Sure.

Its ok.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:02 PM

3. The weak point in most computer software

 

Exists between the chair and the keyboard. It's hard to get users to not click on links. This is a simple thing that can be done by anybody that can't be circumvented via coding by malware creators.

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Response to mythology (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:13 PM

7. Are you sure you're not describing...

a new-fangled "urban myth"?

Sure, if this and this and that and that happen, you could get remote access to a webcam - and some hackers get their jollies doing weird stuff - but this is the Head of the F-B-I telling us to tape it up!

Where's the technological sophistication we should expect from the 'watchdog' of government security?

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:06 PM

5. I have a small mirror in front of my webcam so that they only see themselves.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:17 PM

8. Good idea. That is very clever.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 02:22 PM

9. Do you have both cameras covered on your smartphone?

Or the microphones on all your devices?


All of these items are readily hackable. Really scary is using disturbances in the wifi signals to "see" and "hear" what is going on in a room.

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