Thanks to the popular photograph of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his tape-covered laptop camera that’s circulating around the internet, webcam hacking has become a hot topic of conversation.
Affecting thousands of people each year, the most common way that hackers access a person’s computer is through remote access trojans – a malware program that’s downloaded by a user unknowingly when clicking a bad link or by downloading a corrupt file. Once a hacker has access to a person’s computer through this malware, they then have the ability to spy on a person through the computer’s webcam. Even worse, this kind of malware often disables the camera’s LED light, so you’d never know your camera has been hijacked just by looking at it.
While antivirus programs can help to prevent these situations, the only surefire method to make sure you aren’t being recorded is to put a physical barrier over your webcam, like with Mark Zuckerberg and his use of tape. Even FBI Director James Comey recommends covering your webcam cover with tape.
While tape would certainly get the job done, we prefer to use a more durable, long-lasting solution, such as C-Slide webcam covers. Featuring 3M double-sided adhesive that works on computers, smart TVs, monitors, laptops, and even some external webcams, these webcam covers are thin enough to allow a laptop computer to easily shut, and durable enough to protect you for years to come. Plus, the handy sliding feature is great as it allows you to still use your camera without having to remove something from your computer each time you need to record a video or take a photo. Our C-Slide webcam covers are even available with your custom imprint, making them a great promotional piece for tech companies, schools, computer stores, and so much more.
Still not convinced that webcam hacking could happen to you? This video taken from C-Slide’s website, though a bit comical, was more than enough to make us cover up our devices!