I think op is on to something.
I got a new laptop half a year ago, and after a month or so I started to get ads about balding stopping treatments and shit(im going bald). I never had typed in anything related with hairloss into search engines and by my social photos you couldn't tell. Assuming the ads are always targeted uniquely to a person by some kind of algorithm, and the information , that google or whatever gathered. So how did they know?
What this person said.
You're literally carrying around microphones and cameras all day long in a device that is connected constantly to the internet and has all sorts of proprietary code that you aren't allowed to change.
Joke's on you, that tape is backdoored by the NSA.
I see autistic kids on campus with tape on their laptops all the time like this. It gets me every fucking time. If you're this much of an autist that you actually think anyone wants to spy on you, seek help immediately.
I've seen no less than three malware infected computers that had disabled the webcam led, force enabled the webcam and removed the options to disable it, and were also mysteriously constantly uploading to the internet.
I saw it three times during my 4 years in college. i think maybe you should take a tip or two from those autistic kids
think about it
if you were super beta, but spent some time next to a hot girl and her computer, and you had the skills to create something so malicious, than it would be all too easy to install a cam uploader to her computer using a flash drive while she got up to use the bathroom or something.
If you think for some reason that nobody would be interested in this, you're an idiot. I would go as far as to say that the people that are capable or developing such software are probably even more likely to use something like that than a person who knows nothing about software development. Have you seen how many porn sites are on the internet? you know they all make money indirectly through ads, and content brings people to view their ads. original content works even better. free original content is even more profitable
so thats at least hobbyist voyeur hackers and porn industry webmasters who would be interested in such software
obviously i'm a realistic faggot. I recall countless times when threads on 4chan went up about hacked webcams, and tons of feeds were posted. most of them were stupid and nothing, but still hundreds of anons watched them
there is probably software looking at the video feed too. probably looking for fleshy bits on the lookout for porn
That shit isnt just for some hackers personal enjoyment. porn is a huge industry retard
i'll bet you'd say the samething about the information google and other social networks have on you. i'll bet you think facebook doesnt give a shit about the billions of data points it has on its users.
except you seem to have forgotten that money is desirable and sometimes people do dishonest things to acquire it.
I think hijacking another persons laptop webcam, turning off the led indicator, disabling the "disable" button, and uploading the feed to the internet without tipping off the networking task manager is considered hacking. its clearly a security breach.
What would you call it? being a power user? being tech savvy? not sure what your point is
I dont care what you call it frankly, the situation isn't any better if you call it "sharing"
Except all the thread with "hacked" webcamps were just unsecured and improperly configured webcamps and they were found using google search. If you actually have some thread with hacked webcams, link it to me.
If you fags are so worried about your webcams why don't you desolder the microphone in your phone every time you aren't making a call?
>The NSA's face when they just use your Botnet phone instead of your chinkpad
you can. I used to do contract work at ExxonMobil and they do.
at this point the webcam is so cheap that the removal tends to be an enterprise option.
/g/ being /g/, I don't see why you wouldn't just physically disconnect the cable.
thinklight: buy a thinkpad
as far as the "hole" bit, just disconnect the end of the camera that connects to the motherboard and put a small piece of electrical tape on it. boom, no hole in the laptop, but no camera.
I never did check if the webcam leds are software activated or just jacked into the power and shit.
I should look into that some more, one makes it a worthless indicator of use, the other is unavoidable and thus good.
the led's either driver controlled or firmware controlled
potentially both (that is, perhaps the firmware does it by itself, but will accept the driver overriding it)
it's a software thing either way though, the camera is always powered
it's like a hdd access light, it knows when it's being used, but it's up to the device if it wants to flash it's lights
Well, that's absolutely worthless then.
No wonder all those grills tape it up out of sheer habit, them titties are on the air!
I'd still disable it in device manager and yet, whats the point.
Disconnect those cables it is then.
I don't use a laptop, so I just keep my webcam unplugged most of the time.
It really annoys me that the LED on it is related to software and not hardware, since it can be easily used without it lighting up. Pretty suspicious.
God damnit, forgot pic.
He is mentally ill and suffered a fit of disgust after exposing himself to young girls on chatroulete which prompted him to destroy the camera, which was only logical, because he had no legitimate use for it beyond hedonistic debauchery.