A word of warning to Mac Book owners: Beware of what you do in front of your laptop camera, for you never know who could be watching.
Two Johns Hopkins University researchers uncovered a loophole in Apple's i Sight system that allowed them to hack into some versions of Mac Book laptops and i Mac desktops and disable the webcam indicator LED.
There are some actions which a hacker can take that will allow him/her to be able to read your email without logging into your Gmail account.
These include using Gmail for mobile, the IMAP feature, email forwarding, and so on.
These tips will be useful to all Gmail users including those without any current problems as it is always a good idea to When working online, the first thing we need to be aware of is security.
I was talking to a friend who is a self-proclaimed “hacker”, and I found our conversation to be very interesting.
We found out this week that "sex and swinger" social network Adult Friend Finder was breached, along with all of its other sites. (FFN) operates Adult Friend Finder.com, webcam sex-work site cams.com, and a few others; a total of six databases were reported in the haul.
It was intended as a means to locate lost or stolen laptops, but was apparently activated in more questionable circumstances as well.While Gmail’s “last account activity” feature can be helpful, there are also other methods of looking into the safety of your Gmail account and keeping it protected.In today’s post, we will look at some of the easiest ways to find out if your Gmail account has been hacked or compromised."Our results in this paper demonstrate that, at least in some cases, people have been correct to worry about malware covertly capturing images and video," Checkoway and Brocker wrote."We show a vulnerability in the i Sight webcam that affects a particular range of Apple computers that can be exploited to turn on the camera and capture images and video without the indicator illuminating." By doing so, the team was able to capture video and photos unbeknownst to the person in front of the computer's camera.