Can someone watch me through my computer camera? But, just like any other tech devices, webcams are prone to hacking, which can lead to a serious, unprecedented privacy breach. Think of a case where an authorized person accesses and illegally takes control of your webcam, without your knowledge. Such a person will effortlessly spy on you and the people around you.
Is someone spying on me through my computer? Open the Task Manager by hitting Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Under the Processes tab, you’ll see the apps and background processes running on your PC. Look through the list. If you see a name you don’t recognize, do a search to see what turns up.
Are we being watched through your laptop? Apparently, there’s some evidence to suggest that the FBI has also hacked into people’s computers in order to access their webcams for surveillance. Many internet-connected webcams have their own IP address to permit remote access, which lets you connect directly to the webcam from anywhere in the world.
Should I cover my laptop camera? Cybercriminals can access these cameras, and because of their positions — facing your living room, kitchen, or office — they can expose your privacy and sensitive conversations. That’s why it’s a good idea to cover up your webcam or take other steps to improve your internet security.