Thursday, August 03, 2017

Yes, they CAN use your webcam.

Remember the good old days, when people thought you were crazy and paranoid for putting a sticker over your laptop camera or webcam when you weren't using it?

WikiLeaks released new documents on Thursday within the Vault 7 documents, which contain information on CIA's hacking tools from the Dumbo project.

"Dumbo is a capability to suspend processes utilizing webcams and corrupt any video recordings that could compromise a PAG deployment. The PAG (Physical Access Group) is a special branch within the CCI (Center for Cyber Intelligence); its task is to gain and exploit physical access to target computers in CIA field operations," WikiLeaks said in a press release.

Funny how nobody thinks that anymore.

The Phantom


WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

There was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene in the Zuckerberg biopic, where all
of the computers in Facebook's development lab had band-aids on the camera.

This was a few years ago, so somebody knew something.

The Phantom said...

I heard about that. Zuckerberg's Apple Airbook had tape over the camera lens.