Is Your Webcam Spying On You?

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By: Nate Anderson & The Young Turks

“See! That shit keeps popping up on my fucking computer!” says a blond woman as she leans back on a couch, bottle-feeding a baby on her lap.

The woman is visible from thousands of miles away on a hacker’s computer. The hacker has infected her machine with a remote administration tool (RAT) that gives him access to the woman’s screen, to her webcam, to her files, to her microphone. He watches her and the baby through a small control window open on his Windows PC, then he decides to have a little fun. He enters a series of shock and pornographic websites and watches them appear on the woman’s computer.”*

Using Remote Admin Tools, a stranger could do virtually anything from spying through your computer’s webcam and microphone, to keylogging, to sending porn or other unwanted content. How does this happen? Ana Kasparian and Desi Doyen (Green News Report) discuss.

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