What was the last time when you had heard that you were being monitored without your consent or knowledge to ensure your safety? Sounds absurd, right? Well, although you may not have that experience, there are a lot of people in the world who have undergone such treatment from scammers, security agencies, and whatnot! Privacy is very important for any individual and one cannot fight a case that supports infringement of privacy rights. But not everyone will ask for permission if they want to trail you or monitor your data for some purpose. The biggest blunder would occur if someone monitors whatever you do and whatever you say using a camera and a microphone. And we are not talking about a person holding them and recording you, but your own device, i.e your computer or smartphone!
Monitoring is not an elaborate operation. Your computer’s webcam and inbuilt microphone can be skilfully used by any scammer, hacker, some malicious company, or a government security agency. The process is not complicated at all. You will agree that you do not use your computer every time - all day! Let’s say when your meeting is over and you want to grab a cup of coffee and refresh yourself. Your laptop/desktop stays open, powered on. That is enough for these people to get access to your webcam and the microphone. Your webcam’s LED at the side will not light up, and your microphone will not notify you either. Yet you will be recorded. And no one knows what will happen to that! It might be used for unscrupulous tasks, and your name can be involved in places where it should not be!
Even though the problem sounds bizarre, it can be solved with an application that specializes in securing your privacy by disabling your webcam and microphone like PROTECTSTAR’s Camera Guard app. The product also contains other features like:
Always remember that your privacy cannot be compromised for security reasons, and it is never the other way round.