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Years ago it was discovered that the webcam of our computers can become silent spies of our activity : the so - called Remote Administration Tools (RATs) give access to cybercriminals and curious to that component, and that has led many to take (take) a peculiar measure: cover these webcams .
The practice has been becoming more and more common as sensitivity about our privacy and security has increased in recent years, but now the board to plug the webcam of our devices comes from someone surprising himself FBI director .
An increasingly widespread practice
A few months ago it was discovered how, James Comey , the head of the US FBI, covering the webcam on your laptop with some tape. At a recent conference they asked about the subject, and Comey made clear his opinion: " There are some sensible things you should do [to protect], and this is one of them ."
Comey explained how actually not only he does, " when you go to any government office all have that little element for cameras which stands at the top of the screen all use a small cap that closes on the objectives. webcams ".
It is not the first personality whom we see protecting him like this: until Mark Zuckerberg himself does, and has long security experts recommend doing so. The easiest way is to use some tape or a sticker, but actually there for sale all kinds of accessories that make this option available in other formats.