A recent news story revealed how hackers can get into your MacBook and turn on the camera without your knowledge. There have been a couple of instances of young women being e-mailed nude photos of themselves by these hackers, including one who was prosecuted this fall. But according to my America Weekend guest Ashkan Soltani, it’s not just Apple laptops that are vulnerable — everyone with any device with a webcam (including smartphones) could be a victim. He explained how it works, what you should do about it, and why you shouldn’t feel secure just because the LED indicator next to the camera isn’t on.
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