Preston and I interviewed Senior Fellow, James Scott from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology about the serious threat to individuals from their webcams. You might think that because your camera is in your house and turned off that your safe from prying eyes, but you’re not. James gives us some insight as to what the problem is and how to solve it.
The unsecured cameras on PCs and mobile devices pose a serious threat to the private sector, to individual users, and to national security. No other exploit is as vicious or expedient with its results as camera activation malware which can be used by malicious threat actors to surveil and spy on unsuspecting users.
In our most recent publication, entitled “America Exposed: Who’s Watching You Through Your Computer’s Camera?”, ICIT provides an in-depth analysis of this underreported threat by discussing:
- The evolution of surveillance capabilities in computing devices
- Examples of malware used by malicious actors to gain access to cameras and microphones
- “Webcam Gate” and creepy gaming surveillance technology
- Strategies on how to mitigate mass camera-based surveillance
Length: 26:59 minutes. Format: MP3. Rating: G for all audiences.
You can download the paper here: http://icitech.org/icit-analysis-america-exposed-whos-watching-you-through-your-computers-camera/