It is usually said by computer security experts that no device is 100% secure and that fear is very common among users of new technologies, even in someone like Mark Zuckerberg, who is supposed to have the best tools to protect themselves digitally, enter doubts with the so-called webcam, potentially “hackable” and that can reveal private conversations and photographs.
To commemorate the 500 million users of Instagram, the social network giant Facebook founder and owner of this photography network posted an image of him in his profile. The nice picture went around the world, not only for the person portrayed and his photographic composition.
Numerous users did not miss a small detail: his laptop, which is located on the office desk and had taped the webcam. The truth is that only last year, Facebook invested 15 million dollars in security measures.
Zuckerberg, according to several specialized media, often express misgivings about computer security and feel a real paranoia of being “hacked”, although recently a group of cyber criminals were able to access some of his online services like Twitter or Pinterest because his password was “dada”, a combination which is too weak. However, because of his entrepreneurial position (he is one of the richest entrepreneurs in the world) Zuckerberg, 31, shows once again that he takes precautions.
This is a homemade way to cover the camera and prevent a possible cyber crime that could take control of it and, on the other hand, the image can also be seen that he uses duct tape to obstruct the entrance of the microphone located on the Left side edge of the device.
Thanks to specific remote access tools, cyber criminals can interact with the victim: displaying messages on the screen, opening a website, deleting the toolbar, opening the CD and endless mischief. The bewilderment of the victim to see that his equipment behaves strangely amuses them.
One of the most wanted hackers is the “compromised” photos and the remote control of the webcam can be a big advantage for them, according to sources of the computer security firm Kaspersky, who consider that the voyeurs Collect images of the victim without the latter knowing that it is being recorded and depending on the habits and principles of the hacker can publish the images.
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