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6 Tips To Secure Webcams, Stop Keyloggers
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SheaS183
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SheaS183,
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11/21/2016 | 2:27:39 PM
You should block cams AND microphones
I use CreepBlockers because they block both cams and mics, last forever and their designs cover the whole family's individual style. 

www.safertech.com
WKash
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WKash,
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1/3/2014 | 4:18:06 PM
Re: Stop data from leaving PC
I cerntainly agree, tools lthat stop data from leaving your PC are preferrable.  But how many individuals have the time or technical know how to run the kind of scans you're referring to. Is there really no product that can sit on your desktop (and not be hacked) that tells you someone's messing with your PC/laptop? And that makes it simple lock them out?
MaxB491
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1/3/2014 | 2:52:21 PM
Re: Spying
Band Aid and Post its are sub optimal products for this purpose.

 

What we need is a something that looks professional, or invisible, leaves no residue (I'm looking at you, Bandages) and will stay on. Something cheaper than a roll of tape or a pack of Post its. Something that can be cleaned and reused basically forever.

I think that webcamera blocker, www.webcamerablocker.com is the best product out there right now.
sedson
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12/16/2013 | 7:22:59 AM
Stop data from leaving PC
As an alternative to disrupting keyloggers, how about stopping data from leaving the PC?  I recently detected the Win64/Alureon trojan on a client machine by installing Malwarebytes and detecting the flow of data the trojan was trying to send out of the PC.  It took 3 days of running several scanners before detecting and identifying Win64/Alureon, but after running the removal tool the messages were stopped.  Blocking unauthorized traffic from leaving the PC could work for keyloggers, trojans, and other forms of malware by stopping delivery of the data.
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WKash,
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12/12/2013 | 3:39:17 PM
Re: Spying
OK... now what do we do to muffle those microphones on our laptops? 
David D.
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12/12/2013 | 12:32:00 PM
Re: Spying
Have you tried 3M Post-it Flags?  Variable width, re-usable, cheap, and no adhesive on the opaque section.

http://bit.ly/IRB2y1

 
JoshLuft
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12/11/2013 | 11:45:31 AM
Re: Spying
There already is a product out there that is designed exactly for this reason.

Look up camJAMR Webcam Covers ( www.camjamr.com ), or watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8utQ5eXa5c

Cheers!
ChrisMurphy
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12/10/2013 | 7:04:59 PM
Re: Spying
Agree, Wyatt, though we need something subtle that covers the camera but blends in -- so we can be paranoid without broadcasting to everyone around us that we're paranoid.
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WKash,
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12/10/2013 | 4:33:57 PM
Re: Spying
I'm surprised the makers of 3M Post-Its or even Band-Aids haven't come out with a Web Cam CoverAll product by now.

 
anon4453030347
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anon4453030347,
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12/10/2013 | 3:12:37 PM
Spying
Great tips. Now we have the ability to stop keyloggers or spammers. But i have a question how can we stop government to stop spying us. :)

 

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