Suleman’s camp fired the first salvo when they issued a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. Where are the explosive incontrovertible evidence she, Festus Keyamo and their team of jeer leaders promised Nigerians?
In the statement, the church’s Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu, said they received with bewilderment the purported claim by Ms. Where are the travel documents she promised to reveal? “The 33 year old officially 23 year old girl who made history by being the only woman to miscarry a baby from her backside rather than her front side (as she claimed) now wants to forgive and forget?
It only proves the notion that we need to be vigilant as users to maximize our webcam privacy.
So what can you do to protect yourself against webcam takeovers? At the same time, it’s never a bad idea to be cautious and aware of what sorts of dangers are lurking out there.
Subsequently, a webpage went up (now defunct) that allowed any visitor to watch these compromised video feeds. Other types of webcam hack attacks include vicious malware and viruses, infected email attachments, or direct access attacks from someone who knows your IP address and can access your webcam remotely.
In the example mentioned above, TRENDnet’s vulnerability came to light in early 2012 and they claimed that they’d fixed the issue within a few weeks.
Suddenly, the victim thinks all they’re doing is watching a video, but has inadvertently given permission to the Flash app to start taking pictures.
Other times, the issue may appear to be fixed only to be rediscovered by exploiting some other vulnerability.
Another type of vulnerability is the kind that exists in a particular brand or model of webcams.
It would be one of the greatest violations of privacy, even more so than voicemail hacks. Unfortunately, like most technological advancements, they can be twisted and abused to do things they were never meant to do.
Fortunately, there are ways to keep yourself clean from these online peeping Toms. Sure, they’re great for keeping in touch with long-distance relationships, for performing online interviews, for chatting with friends, etc.