Totally free mobile web cams
In 2013, researchers demonstrated that they could activate the webcam on Mac Books without the indicator light turning on, something previously considered impossible.A former FBI agent confirmed that not only was this possible but that they’d been doing it for years.
This solution isn’t quite as secure or foolproof, but it’s a welcome next step.
Once a concern that was the province of the paranoid, years worth of reports and revelations have made it readily apparent that people really can spy on you through your webcam. TL; DR version: Script-kiddie hackers and teenagers can, and do, use easily accessible tools and phishing techniques to hijack webcams of unsuspecting people, often who they know, and watch them through their camera.
They can store images and videos of people in compromising situations in their bedrooms, and many of these images and videos are uploaded to shady websites.
In 2013, courtesy of the documents leaked by Edward Snowden, we learned that the NSA had successful programs they used to gain backdoor access to the cameras on i Phones and Blackberries.
In 2014, again courtesy of the Snowden leaks, we learned that the NSA has a host of tools at its disposal to remotely monitor users like “Gumfish”: a malware tool that allows for remote video monitoring via your webcam.