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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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And I started wondering. Is it possible for a hacker to go into your computer and turn on your webcam without you knowing it? Mine's built in and there's a green light that comes on when I use it, but is it possible to disable that light and record remotely? I admit to being paranoid, but that doesn't mean they're not out to get me. Any computer-smart people able to weigh in on this. Damn it, now I have to tape up the camera AND wear my aluminum foil hat. Things are getting complicated.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

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Had a case here in Green Valley, jackass stole someones new mac and tried to use it. Unauthorized use and it will take your pic, email it and then shut down the puter, once you report it stolen. They caught the punk. Anyway don't know of anyothers that do it but I think they are watching. Please stay clothed I can't imagine those pics on you tube...lol

5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:21 PM

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but you never come out with the same twice...

5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:27 PM

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I think about that

all the time, especially when I'm on reality kings

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:37 PM

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What's reality kings?

And sam, to quote a Bobby's World poster I had as a kid, "I'm not picking my nose, I'm pointing to my brain". Yeah, baby.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:51 PM

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runaway

I thought that was a calvin and hobbs quote?

Reality kings is a website, actually a collaboration of websites that I go to sometimes. ebear can be seen in their saturday night latinas site.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:38 PM

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and yes it's easy to hack a puter can you get an IP yep your hackable.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:41 PM

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I know if I see the light I'll just switch off the modem and take the PC in to a computer repair shop, but can they remotely disable the light? I can't figure out how to do it from this computer, but then again, I hunt and peck when I type and I thought I was Bill Fuckin' Gates when I figured out how to defrag my system.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:47 PM

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afar in other words I'm the tech in Alabama your in Iraq but I'm moving your mouse turning on and off what ever I want. Yes what ever I want.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:49 PM

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most of those guys are in India, not Alabama! Damned if I let another nedneck jack my puter up... "all ya'll need iz a lil duct tape!"

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:52 PM

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No, never had it done.

GODDAMNIT, NITRIS!!! Now I'm going to have to put a piece of tape over my camera lens.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:53 PM

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and India is losing support, Most of the techs here are educated with degrees. Also speak english well.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:55 PM

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I have decided I'm not interesting enough for someone to spy on. Am I? I don't think so. God I hope ebear never learns how to do this.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:59 PM

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I'm going to teach him

Ebear Control tech class 101 starts at 5:00.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 3:28 PM

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I never use webcams

I never will.

5 years 14 weeks ago, 3:39 PM

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Mine's built in

And they're good to have while deployed.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 10:35 AM

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Webcams

If your worried about it, turn off the computer when your not using it!Or
disable the program.Or cover the camera.

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