A 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly infecting young women’s Mac computers with spyware that could commandeer their webcam.
Facebook is being hit by another viral message, spreading between users’ walls disguised as a link to a saucy video.
The messages, which are spreading rapidly, use a variety of different links but all claim to be a movie of a dad catching his daughters making a video on their webcam.
A product called “PrivateEye” uses your computer’s webcam to identity your face. While you’re looking at the screen, PrivateEye’s facial recognition software knows not to do anything – but as soon as you look away, the contents of your screen become an unintelligible blur.
The FBI wants to find more victims of a hacker accused of spying on more than 200 women via their webcams, after infecting their computers with malware.
Read more in my article at Naked Security.
A 27-year-old man who has been charged almost 60 times with allegations that he used malware to take over victims’ computers and intimidated young women into posing nude for him.