NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, June 20, 2013

Do you cover up your webcam? Posted by Sean @ 13:01 GMT

(Web)camjacking is in the news.

This morning from BBC News: Webcams taken over by hackers, charity warns

As part of the report, BBC Radio 5 live interviewed a Finnish hacker who supposedly sells "female bots".

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And last Friday from Forbes: Two-Year-Old Flash Bug Still Allows Webcam Spying On Chrome Users

You should update to the latest version of Chrome or else you'll be vulnerable to a bug that allows camjacking via Flash.

Researcher Egor Homakov's proof of concept: Click and say Cheese


Your software should always be up to date — but perhaps the best advice is to cover up your cam!

Sydney Morning Herald: Taping over prying eyes of web spies


This is how Mikko does it: