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5 foolproof ways to stop from watching you through your webcam

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It is a known fact that anything that is connected to the internet can be compromised. Hackers always clasp their hands in excitement when they see a loophole which they can take advantage of. One of which is watching you through your webcam especially for those that use it for video chatting. Without your webcam, you cannot engage in video calls on skype and Facebook, however, these are outlets which some peeping tom can explore to watch you and it could be embarrassing when you eventually notice that you are being watched. To prevent this from occurring, Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares foolproof ways on how to stop hackers from snooping on you via webcam.


Update firmware

A firmware is often used to run user programs that is written on the Read Only Memory. As a result, many technology gadgets (digital camera, mobile phones, computers and digital watches)  are controlled by firmware which makes these devices including webcams, prone to hackers. So, you will need to update your firmware as often as possible.


Routine malware scans

Malware is the easiest way for hackers to access your computer, whether or not you are using webcams. Keeping your computer clear of malware is an important security step you can ever take. Examples of malware include viruses, worm, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware and adware among others. So, do not forget to always scan for malware and also use a reliable antivirus


Use firewalls

A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing traffic based on predetermined security rules according to Wikipedia. Firework can prevent unnecessary incursion into your system and offer full protection against attacks. Hence, ensure you activate it. This can help unauthorized policing through your webcam.


Webcam protection software

If you are always online and you are worried about someone snooping on you through your webcam. You can download one of the many numerous webcam protection software. The software will inform you when someone is illegally using your webcam.


Be alert

Oftentimes, when your webcam is on, there is a light that indicates such status. If the light is blinking, it automatically means there is something wrong. It is, therefore, reasonable for you to check it out. It may be a Peeping Tom.


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