11:01 24 June 2013
It appears that some certain webcams may have been hacked to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Reportedly, the webcams in question can be switched on remotely and can be used to photograph or monitor computer users.
Recent news is that people should perhaps keep webcams covered up when they are not in use.
We often wonder just how secure and private our information is online. In reality your credit card data and other sensitive data is only as good as your digital protection.
Malware software is different than antivirus, though it’s best to find an antivirus programme that has malware protection built in. That way you know it will avoid conflicts.
Also, if you receive a message asking if you would like the system to remember your login information it’s safer to click “no”. The challenge is that you’ll have to try and remember all your various logins and passwords.
In many cases you also have the ability to put passwords on documents, like ones with credit card data, so they cannot be accessed without knowing the proper password. This should be a different password than the one to access your computer system.
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