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Three out of five #Americans concerned #hackers could #spy on them via their #webcam

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Three out of five Americans concerned hackers could spy on them via their webcam

Avast solutions help users control who can access their webcam to prevent unwanted spying.

In October, we conducted an online survey around webcam security awareness and found that 61% of Americans are concerned hackers could spy on them through their computer’s camera.

They have every reason to be concerned.

Tools that can hack a computer’s webcam are available on the regular web, as well as the darknet, in some cases even for free. Although many computers come with a light that indicates the webcam has been activated, tools can circumvent the light from being triggered.

The survey reveals that Americans are more aware that hackers can spy on them without activating their webcam’s indicator light compared to the global results. Globally, two in every five (40%) respondents are unaware of the threat, while two-thirds of Americans claim they know of the possibility.

Many people, like former FBI Director, James Comey, and Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerburg, cover their webcam to prevent unwanted spies from watching them. However, despite concerns being high, only 52 percent of Americans have physically covered up their computer’s webcam.

Covering webcams is a good start, but can be an inconvenience if you frequently need to use your webcam. We at Avast understand this inconvenience, which is why we give our users complete control over who can use their camera, without having to physically cover it up. – Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of Avast

Avast’s new feature, Avast Webcam Shield, which comes with Avast Premier, ends webcam spying for good by blocking malware and untrusted apps from hijacking webcams. Furthermore, users have the option of forcing all apps to ask their permission before they can access the computer’s webcam. The same feature is offered in AVG Internet Security, under a different name, Webcam Protection.

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Israeli firm hacks the hackers, and has advice how to beat them

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Hackers are a lot like the rest of us, a new study by Israeli cybersecurity firm Imperva shows. Just as some honest computer users are quick to respond to phishing messages – email scams designed to steal personal information – so do hackers respond to documents and files with titles…

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Why do Hackers Hack Websites? And How do You Protect Yourself From them?

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There are many reasons behind why hackers target websites. Years ago, hackers did it out sheer vanity. To prove that they can hack websites, to boost their egos. But as technology improved, so have the reasons for hacking. In this blog, let’s try to understand why hackers target websites and…

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Public bodies are vulnerable to hacking – government needs to step up to protect them

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Barely a month passes in 2017 without some kind of IT failure hitting the headlines, but the hacks, leaks and breaches that make the news may represent just the tip of the iceberg. An investigation by the i newspaper has revealed that public bodies such as […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

‘Impossible’ to protect children from online threats and they must be taught how to deal with them

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Trying to protect children from all online risks may be futile as kids keep their cyber lives secret, says a report. It is more important to make children “resilient” to the …

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If Lawmakers Get Their Way, Teens’ Sexting Could Land Them Behind Bars for 15 Years

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ A bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month could harshly penalize adolescents for their high-tech flirting and sexual experimentation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill …

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Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids? Try to Keep Them Off These Two Social Networks

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Is spending lots of time on social media good or bad for your mental health? Mostly bad, according to a comprehensive new study by the Royal Society for Public Health in …

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Kids more likely to stop bullies when parents tell them to

Youngsters usually tend to step in once they see bullying at college if their mother and father have advised them to become involved than in the event that they’ve been taught it’s higher to remain out of it, a current U.S. research suggests.

About one in 10 youngsters are victims of bullying, and lots of anti-bullying packages are targeted on getting bystanders to intervene, researchers notice within the Journal of Medical Youngster and Adolescent Psychology. Whereas earlier analysis has linked sure parenting practices to greater odds that youngsters shall be victims or perpetrators of bullying, much less is understood about how mother and father impression what youngsters do as bystanders.

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This former Philadelphia cop had an incredibly simple plan to keep kids out of prison. Don’t arrest them.

Kevin Bethel didn’t become a police officer to lock up children. But it was under his watch as deputy police commissioner that Philadelphia’s school to-prison pipeline was in full effect.

Now retired, Bethel is on a mission to keep children out of prison, with a police-led school diversion program that is showing impressive results.

For nearly a decade, Philadelphia’s zero-tolerance policies meant that police had to be called for anything ranging from minor misconduct to possible weapons. Metal detectors at the schools meant that even items safely stowed in backpacks, such as pepper spray carried for a walk to school through a dangerous neighborhood, a box cutter or pair of shears needed for an after-school job or an art project resulted in a call to the police.

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‘Don’t let them hack us’: Here’s what it’s like working as the CIO for Elon Musk at SpaceX

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‘Don’t let them hack us’: Here’s what it’s like working as the CIO for Elon Musk at SpaceX

From Zip2 to Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk’s businesses have revolutionised their industries. He has established a name for himself as a visionary, known for taking on big, complicated projects. His success has been credited to his drive and …

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