17 % of laptop users are sealed with an electrical webcam
The recent survey of the antivirus company ESET showed that two-thirds of Runet users are afraid of hacking their webcams. To avoid surveillance, the wary Russians are ready to go to decisive measures – 17% of the respondents have already sealed the camera lens with a patch or island.
More than half of the respondents do not exclude the possibility of hacking the laptop webcam with hackers. 31% of users are not afraid of surveillance, 12% do not understand who it may be interesting, and 11% entrusted with the solution to this problem to their antivirus. Remaining
“To protect the camera from hacking, it is not necessary to seal it with a patch. It is enough to update software in time, including antiviruses and webcam drivers, ignore suspicious letters and links. In addition, pay attention to the work of the camera – if it is turned on not only during video calls, check its settings, ”advised the head of the ESET technical marketing department Alexey Oskin.
In the ESET survey, which was held in October-November 2015, about 600 Russian Internet users took part.