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Why You Should Cover Your Laptop’s Webcam

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If the FBI Director recommends covering your laptop’s camera, take heed.

With the tech era booming, many of us have computers, laptops, and tablets. Most, if not all, of these devices now come with integrated webcams, making it easy for you to video chat with friends, family, and business partners. Even though it is a useful feature, it’s potentially a hacker’s entry into our world. Because of this, some safety and security measures are advised.

In recent findings, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had tape over his computer’s webcam. What’s more, the FBI Director James Comey recommends doing the same thing. Comey states, “You do that so that people who don’t have the authority don’t look at you. I think that’s a good thing.” In a world where being secure means taking precautions, Comey suggests we do it all. He states “I hope people lock their cars…lock your doors at night.” Locking your doors may seem like second nature, compulsory even, and now covering your camera should be essential.

Hackers are now skilled in accessing individual’s devices and turning on webcams without the user ever knowing. As an extra security measure to people’s safety, those with devices should take active measures to cover up their camera with a piece of tape.

Furthermore, travelers are highly advised to follow this safety precaution. Free and public Wi-Fi spots are not highly secured networks and can be dangerous for those who use them. In turn, this allows hackers to access information – and sight – that much quicker and easier. Travelers are often on the move and using local Wi-Fi hotspots. Covering up a camera prevents a hacker from being able to see you and follow your destination.

While you tend to safety precautions, allow the responsible insurance agency, Hoffman Brown Company, to manage your insurance needs. From commercial to personal we can help you to safeguard your privacy. Your team in Sherman Oaks, California is happy to help you.