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Thread: Am I paranoid or what?

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    Am I paranoid or what?

    I put a double layer of smiley stickers over the "camera" on my computer. The odds are probably very low of anyone hacking into this computer to see what I am doing - or me accidentally in that program - but still - - - -

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    I put a post it up there. some guy on shark tank was selling something 'computerish' to cover it and they said doesn't everyone put a post it over it. you're not paranoid!!!! there are a lot of crazies out there.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    It is makes sense to cover the camera eye!

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    i did that once and then my screen got really dull

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    There was an intruder who hacked into a baby monitor and was yelling for the baby to wake up.
    So hackers can hack anything.

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    Never even occurred to me! Have heard discussions about it before but never remember by the time I get to the computer. I figure I'll just scare anyone that hacks in with my appearance in the AM's that will cause them to never want to hack in again!

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    I folded a piece of paper over the computer to cover the camera. When the grandkids call me on Face time they have to remind me to move it. But if anyone hacked in they would see my kitchen sink.
    Alyce

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    I wouldn't have one of those things on my computer.
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    I keep the clip on light over the camera lens on mine. It's like a small book light, just enough to see the keyboard in the dark.

    Not that anyone would see anything exciting. Unless you count watching a cat sleep exciting. Or me giving the monitor the evil eye when the bad guy in my video game kills me...lol
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    Me too! Have given over remote access twice with new OS and it only hit my brain last night...put a post- it over. Seems all computers come with camera now. Think I disabled it on Win10 - hope so'

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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    Me too! Have given over remote access twice with new OS and it only hit my brain last night...put a post- it over. Seems all computers come with camera now. Think I disabled it on Win10 - hope so'
    Speaking of remote access, I did that with the tech guy while trying troubleshoot my printer problems. It was weird seeing things move across my screen and I wasn't the one doing it. He fixed it and severed the link and no issues whatsoever after that.
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    Thanks for the reminder to cover the camera!! I had forgotten all about it, but have read about the hacking through them. Yuck.

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    Nope never thought of it. But if I ever get arrested for scaring someone to death , the dead guy will be the camera hacker that saw me in the morning before my first cup of coffee!!!
    Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down the their level and beat you with experience.

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    Nope, always better to be safe than sorry. Like pulling down your shades or shutting the curtains. Just good sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    Nope never thought of it. But if I ever get arrested for scaring someone to death , the dead guy will be the camera hacker that saw me in the morning before my first cup of coffee!!!
    OMG, me too, on that one. My first good laugh of the day--did you hear it? Bwahahaha

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    I just heard about the baby monitors but never heard about the camera on my computer. I will check that out today.

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    LOL!! Me too!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    Never even occurred to me! Have heard discussions about it before but never remember by the time I get to the computer. I figure I'll just scare anyone that hacks in with my appearance in the AM's that will cause them to never want to hack in again!

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    I've had blue painters tape over my camera. It's comes off easy if I want to use the camera, but it goes on without any trouble too.

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    I have a sticky over mine and so does DH. I even did my laptop.

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    I use an iPad, so it's covered most of the time....

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    So I'm not the only one that covered it - - -

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    I put a band aid with the thicker part of the camera! We may be paranoid, but with cause
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    Wondered why all my feeds went dark
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFord View Post
    Wondered why all my feeds went dark
    OMG!! Too funny
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

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    I have a Post-It over my full size computer and a dot band-aid over the iPad camera. Not paranoid. Cautious. That's smart, not paranoid!
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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