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Hackers have figured out how to watch people with smart TVs.

Aug 03, 2013 7:04 PM. Hackers have figured out how to watch people with smart TVs. (Source: CNN) Hackers have figured out how to watch people with smart TVs. (Source: CNN) LAS VEGAS (CNN) - Hackers have figured out how to exploit vulnerabilities in new smart televisions that sit in thousands of American living rooms. Hackers have demonstrated a method of hacking Samsung Smart TVs to remotely enable the webcam letting them watch you without you ever knowing, reports CNN. iSEC researchers found it easy to tap into the TV's Web Browser which gave them access to all the functions controlled by the browser, including the built-in camera.



While you're watching TV, a hacker anywhere around the world could have been watching you. Hackers also could have easily rerouted an unsuspecting user to a malicious website to steal bank account information. Samsung quickly fixed the problem after security researchers at iSEC Partners informed the company about the bugs. Samsung sent a software update to all affected TVs.

Clic here: Samsung TVs Hacked to Remotely Activate Built-In Camera. iClarified for more information.

A serious vulnerability in Skype has come to light. This vulnerability allowed you to take over the Skype account of any other user, armed only with knowledge of their e-mail address.

In essence the procedure is so simple it could be carried out by even the most inexperienced of computer users. All that was necessary was to create a new Skype ID, and associate it with the email address of your victim. Once this procedure is complete, a flaw in the password reset procedure allowed the attacker to assume control over the victim account by using the online password reset form. This would lock the victim out of their Skype account and allow the hacker to receive and respond to all messages destined for that victim until further notice. I tested the vulnerability and the entire process took only a matter of minutes.

That’s a major security issue

In 2013, as part of the 2013 mass surveillance scandal it was revealed that agencies such as the NSA and the FBI have the ability to eavesdrop on Skype, including the monitoring and storage of text and video calls.

Clic here: Skype vulnerability makes hijack child’s play. Trendmicro for more information.

Dec 28, 2012 11:10 PM GMT+0100. Facebook Inc. (FB) has patched a webcam security vulnerability that would have allowed hackers to turn on users’ webcams without their knowledge and post videos to their profiles. XYSEC Labs security researchers Subho Halder and Aditya Gupta have identified a Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in Facebook. Facebook Inc. (FB) has patched a security vulnerability that would have allowed hackers to turn on users’ webcams without their knowledge and post videos to their profiles.

Where you go and what you do might all be observed by an invisible intruder. And worst of all, you may be the one making the surveillance possible.

That’s a major security issue

Facebook security vulnerability, which could have been exploited to activate a user's webcam and record them without their knowledge, was closed off this summer, it has been revealed. Facebook paid Indian research firm XY Security a $2,500 (UK£1,546, AUD$2,409) "bounty" in July for discovering the issue and drawing the bug to its attention, the social network has confirmed. The flaw, which Facebook said had never exploited by a potential 'Peeping Tom', could, conceivably have troubled users who had already agreed to give Facebook permission to access the camera. Beyond that the user would have to be 'tricked' into visiting a malicious page, then agree to activate the camera - allowing the spy/pervert to begin recording.

Clic here: Facebook Patches Webcam Vulnerability After Receiving Hacker Tip. Bloomberg for more information.

Monday, 24 June 2013 10:19 AM. Google Bug in Flash software allows cybercriminals to start your webcams, mic: June 21, 2013 11:24am. Researcher Egor Homakov demonstrated the possibility of Webcam hacking exploiting Chrome Inbuilt Flash player, a flaw that represents a serious threat to privacy.

Where you go and what you do might all be observed by an invisible intruder. And worst of all, you may be the one making the surveillance possible.

That’s a major security issue

Webcam hacks aren’t really anything new. Remote administration tools have allowed criminals to monitor web cameras remotely once an exploit has been used to install malware on a computer. Even the newest webcam threat isn’t really new but it has been gaining popularity with hackers once again thanks to a security flaw in the Google Chrome browser plugin that handles Adobe Flash requests. Originally patched by Adobe in late 2011, the flaw is allowing hackers to control both audio and video channels of any attached webcam if users are browsing the web using the very popular Google Chrome browser. The exploit relies on click jacking techniques that have been used by hackers for years. A transparent Flash element is placed somewhere on a webpage. Once a user inadvertently clicks on the transparent element, control of both the microphone and webcam are handed over to the criminal often without the knowledge of the user. Flash does not have dialog boxes that pop up outside of the browser. Instead, any Flash dialogs are part of the current browser window making it very easy for hackers to overlay the dialog with opaque elements making it impossible to see prompts warning a user that his or her webcam has been activated by the web page.

Clic here: Google Chrome Exploit Allows Access to Webcam. PC RISK for more information.

51% of laptop users were unaware of the risk of webcam hacking ...

While web camera technology is popular with social media and Skype users, many consumers have no idea that webcam hacking is both widespread and simple (Kumar, 2009).

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Camfecting is considered to be one of the most serious and dangerous intrusions into an individual's privacy. In the field of computer security, camfecting is the fraudulent process of attempting to hack into a person's webcam and activate it without the webcam owner's permission. The remotely activated webcam can be used to watch anything within the webcam's field of vision, sometimes the webcam owner itself. In the field of computer security, camfecting is the fraudulent process of attempting to hack into a person's webcam and activate it without the webcam owner's permission. The remotely activated webcam can be used to watch anything within the webcam's field of vision, sometimes the webcam owner itself. Camfecting is most often carried out by infecting the victim's computer with a virus that can provide the hacker access to the victim's webcam. This attack is specifically targeted at the victim's webcam, and hence the name camfecting, a portmanteau of the words cam and infecting.

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