Spying Cameras and Microphones
By |Published On: June 11th, 2015|1 min read|Categories: Privacy|

In another example of how your computer is being used for spying, this week it was revealed that a virus spread through a hotel network was able to infect the computers of guests which hijacked microphones and cameras. The Virus, which is embedded in the system kernel to avoid detection, is able to eavesdrop on conversations using the local camera and microphone of your computer and even tap into hotel phone networks to collect information.

The White House discovered the operation when U.S. intelligence agencies “spying on Israel intercepted communications among Israeli officials that carried details the U.S. believed could have come only from access to the confidential talks.”

BlackFog automatically disables all cameras and microphones and monitors access to these devices from other software to prevent this sort of activity.

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