Or are you just looking for anonymous online thrills?
But it isn’t just governments who are co-opting webcams to do their surveillance work.
And earlier this year, a 19-year-old man used covertly recorded webcam images of several women—including Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf—as part of an extortion effort, threatening to post nude images if his demands were not met.
Matthew Brocker and Stephen Checkoway’s paper, regrettably (though inevitably) titled “i See You: Disabling the Mac Book Webcam Indicator LED,” exposes the flaw in many Apple laptops built before 2008.
But PC users shouldn’t rejoice—Mac Books are not the only devices at risk.
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highlighted an unnerving study published at Johns Hopkins University which found that a laptop webcam can function in relative secrecy—a slightly subtler Eye of Sauron.