Monday, June 13, 2011

Peeping tom uses webcam!

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك

I made a post back in January 2011 about the webcam and how it can be used to spy on you and voila some high tech peeping tom was doing just that.  He no longer needs to wait patiently outside your bedroom window in rain, sleet or snow, he can do it from the privacy of his own home.
A California computer repair tech was arrested Wednesday for allegedly installing spyware on users Mac laptops giving him access to the computer's webcam...

...The users, mostly female according to Goodrich, would take the laptops into the bathroom while they were undressing and showering, allowing him to take photos of the victims. (LINK)
Protect your hijab even at home from invasive technology.   There are a lot of how-tos for hacking a webcam remotely so don't rely on the goodness of other people.

What to do?
1) buy gauze
2) tape or band aid
3) Always PHYSICALLY disconnect your computer from the internet and from a power source (annoying as heck but we have to do what we have to do)

May Allah swt protect us from all evils in this world and the next. ameen.


jana z. said...

i was really thinking hard about this until i got to the part about taking their laptops into the bathroom while undressing and showering? how many women do that and WHY?????

.::Tuttie::. said...

@jana. that was some strange request by the guy and the women were stll being watched OUTSIDE of these instructions too.

.::Tuttie::. said...

@Jana. but what about when they are just hanging out like the rest of us infront of our laptops?