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So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture

 
stoidi

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01/01/2014 06:03 AM

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So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
The light wasn't on. At least I was yawning at the time, so it's a dumb picture, whoever took it. We have cable internet modum and we have a wifi unit as well. So I don't understand how anyone could get the webcam to take a picture. The webcam makes a distinct sound when it snaps, so I was shocked. So my question is, how can I find out who remotely took a pic?
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hIndsIght2020

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01/01/2014 06:08 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Dont lie. You were fapping.
Anonymous Coward
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01/01/2014 06:08 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
ignore it.... it was me...
Anonymous Coward
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01/01/2014 06:11 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
use tape to cover your camera when not in use.
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01/01/2014 06:11 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Dont lie. You were fapping.
 Quoting: hIndsIght2020


lmao
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01/01/2014 06:12 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
picking your nose and eating it? If not, don't worry about it.
stoidi  (OP)

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01/01/2014 06:23 AM

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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Seriously, is there a way to find out? I was yawning, sort of like now, (it's after midnight). But I do read a lot of threads and follow up a lot of stuff, though I'm not into any groups or anything troublesome. It's just silly that anyone would even do such a thing. But I wasn't using the webcam. We really only use it for Skype with family, occasionally. Awhile back when reading about how you can be monitored, I made a little "hoodie" for the webcam, put a couple of eyes on it as a joke. But I noticed it got warm inside the hoodie, so I took it off. I started to unplug the electric cord to the wifi at noc. I was on the computer when the snap of the webcam happened.
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stoidi  (OP)

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01/01/2014 06:24 AM

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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Thanks, I'll put a little tape on it.
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01/01/2014 06:25 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
check your cache and find the cashe file for that program... it will be in your program folder under the name of that program
stoidi  (OP)

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01/01/2014 06:47 AM

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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Thank you. It will take me awhile but I'll do it. Now I'm going to go to bed (It's 0145 here) Thank you.
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01/01/2014 06:54 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
finding the responsible person is probably a rabbit hole. it probably ends with spies from the NSA, a malware infection, or something installed by your vendor. There is really nothing you can do about it in any case in my opinion.

i can give some direction if you want to try.

1. run a good spyware program and do a google search on everything it finds.

2. Google every task in your task list to check for viruses.

3. Install a program that monitors all IP addresses your computer communicates with and hope it happens again.
Anonymous Coward
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01/01/2014 10:13 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Dont lie. You were fapping.
 Quoting: hIndsIght2020
lmao1rof1 (Skeet,Skeet,Skeet)headbangone hand for rockin,one hand for fappinlol Happy New Yearchorus
GunnyJoe

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01/01/2014 10:29 AM

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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Dont lie. You were fapping.
 Quoting: hIndsIght2020
lmao1rof1 (Skeet,Skeet,Skeet)headbangone hand for rockin,one hand for fappinlol Happy New Yearchorus
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Ha-Ha!!
" It`s only weird the first time" ;p
Anonymous Coward
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01/01/2014 10:36 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
i have a bandaid over mine.
been paranoid about hacking since i first got this laptop.
Eric889

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01/01/2014 10:39 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
I changed the windows sounds around on one of my friends before, each time he would press the the "o" key it would trigger the webcam snapshot sound effect. Needless to say he was freaked out at first. Also, you could always uninstall the webcam driver, or disable it. The most effective remedy is a small piece of electrical tape over the lens, if you don't mind the look of it.

obigbro
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01/01/2014 10:50 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
i have a bandaid over mine.
been paranoid about hacking since i first got this laptop.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 51583376


i purchased a separate laptop without a webcam or a microphone, on which to make my internet journeys...it's my cheapie throwaway...peeps can infect this puppy, crash it...whatever they want...I don't use it for anything but web travel.
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01/01/2014 10:57 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
i have a bandaid over mine.
been paranoid about hacking since i first got this laptop.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 51583376


Yes. I do this and so should OP
Anonymous Coward
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01/01/2014 11:02 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
I uninstalled the drivers and disabled the webcam device on my laptop.

Just because I am paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't watching!
Anonymous Coward
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01/01/2014 11:28 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
what you need to do is upgrade. I believe they turned sound off in new version when running your cameras and such.
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01/01/2014 11:36 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Funny you should say this OP. last year I saw my volume level rise up and it sounded like a cough. it really did. Maybe put some blue tack over your cam?
Anonymous Coward
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01/01/2014 11:39 AM
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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Sorry to tell you, but you have been Owned sir.


Your PC is infected with a Trojan that has total system control.
stoidi  (OP)

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01/01/2014 12:35 PM

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Re: So I was on the computer and I heard my webcam take a picture
Thank You all for the info. I will try to followup. I really hope I have not been owned too much. Wow. very good advice. I just got up and am drinking the first New Years coffee. We had fireworks like you would not believe in Hawaii last noc. More than on the fourth. I put the blue tape on it before I went to bed. that's interesting about the o key.
One back turns in parting to turn and turn again. Leaving is never going, its circling round the bend.





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