In Today’s World Technology has made our life much easier than before. Then on another aspect, it becomes horrible which can make your life vulnerable. Every day we get news of hacking of bank account social media account etc. Which is done by hackers using technology.
In today’s life, we use Zoom, Skype and other video messaging app to engage with our friends and colleagues. The use of these video applications has increased during the quarantine period, as every work of communicating is done through a video messaging app.
The problem occurs when the webcam on your PC, laptop, or mobile leaves you vulnerable to an online attack known as Camfecting.
Camfecting means when a hacker takes control of your webcam remotely. They hack webcam by disabling the ‘on’ light which indicates that the camera is active. So the user assumes that they are not using the camera but actually, but hackers have access to the user’s camera.
One research was conducted globally and the result was a bit surprising that there are more than 15000 web cameras, which can be easily accessible by hackers without breaching hacking law.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook has admitted that he wraps his webcam after use and masks his microphone. So that it cannot be accessed by cyberpunks. So, keep your laptop turned off after every use so that hackers are not able to access it.
The two most used techniques for Camfecting are RAT (remote administration tool) and the second one is remote tech support offered by ferocious people. To get a better understanding of hacking, you should try a product like Shodan. This search engine provides information about your device which can be accessed through an internet connection.
Finally, to prevent the hacking we should take precautions such as turning off the laptop or mobile webcam, when not in use. While at work, use Firewall and antivirus to protect your privacy. Always use a secure password and never share your password or any vulnerable information to anyone.