I like most people use my laptop for almost everything in my life. This means that I’m physically in front of my screen anywhere from 3 to 10 hours a day. Last night I was watching a show on Amazon Prime called “Mr Robot”. The main character is a cyber security worker by day and a hacker by night. In an episode recently a hacker gave a CD to one of the characters and had his whole laptop hacked, including the camera. He was able to invade the privacy, all because of a virus he installed allowing him access to his files, camera, and audio. This is a scary thought.
The next time you think about clicking on a link, sending content that is skeptical or doing something inappropriate, make sure you aren’t doing it in front of an open laptop screen, they might be watching you.