Webcams foster connectivity and can aid in home security. But you want to make sure your webcams are secure, too, and your privacy isn't invaded.
Now that there’s a front-facing camera built into all your gadgets today – such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and even some smart TVs – shouldn’t you be even a little concerned about someone watching you?
And what about the cameras you have in or outside your home? Or hidden in an Airbnb rental?
While you need not panic, yes, you should be a little worried, as it’s not unheard of for someone to remotely access your camera without your knowledge or consent, with several examples in the news (see here, here, here, here, and here).
Perhaps this is why Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and former FBI director James Comey both put tape over their computer’s camera when not in use.