We have always been told to put a little piece of tape over the webcam of our laptops because somebody can hack it and watch what we are doing.
It seems that this may not be worst idea considering on Wednesday the head of the FBI defended this action claiming the security step was a common sense security measure that all should take.
“There’s some sensible things you should be doing, and that’s one of them,” Director James Comey said during a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“You go into any government office and we all have the little camera things that sit on top of the screen,” he added. “They all have a little lid that closes down on them.
“You do that so that people who don’t have authority don’t look at you. I think that’s a good thing.”
“I hope people lock their cars,” he said. “Lock your doors at night… if you have an alarm system, you should use it.”
“It’s not crazy that the FBI director cares about personal security as well,” Comey added. “So I think people ought to take responsibility for their own safety and security.”
While this security measure is a step that should be taken, Comey was mocked for it earlier this year. Many found Comey’s advice ironic since he is advocating security and privacy, yet he brawled with Apple to gain access to a locked iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters.
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