He quickly detached the webcam, but he had to re-install his operating system after he found malware installed on his computer.

“It was painful, but it was a learning experience,” says Fox, who writes a column for the journal of the Information Systems Security Association.

Evidently, if you buy something for someone off their list, you can then see the delivery address in the order reports in your account.

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If your webcam doesn’t come with a lens cover, use an adhesive bandage or even a yellow sticky note to cover it up.

(Just make sure nothing sticky is touching the lens itself, so you don’t damage it.) “It sounds silly, but it gives you positive feedback that no one is spying on you,” says Stiennon.

Experts offer these do’s and don’ts: In the end, your best bet is to use a decidedly low-tech solution, say the experts.

“The ultimate security control is to cover the lens,’’ Fox says.

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Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.And in China, a sophisticated network of hackers known as Ghost Net has cracked 1,295 webcams in 103 countries.Since most laptops now come with a built-in webcam, it’s critical to understand the risks, says Richard Stiennon, a malware expert with IT-Harvest, a research firm that specializes in Internet security.Thanks to cutting-edge technology, communication and social interaction has become much easier these days.Most people are now familiar with free online chat rooms.Lately I've been getting some weird messages through PSN, they're are from random user accounts who don't have any trophies or nothing, the messages start pretty normal by saying the found your account through the PSN search function, and the gets weird by say he/she does private webcam shows and tries to get you to sign up to a free webcam site that asks for your credit card details, which of course I don't.