It’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you. Remember when people mocked others for covering up their webcams? After reading the news, no one was laughing; instead, they began covering up their webcams too — or using Kaspersky Internet Security’s feature that blocks unauthorized access to webcams.
But let’s not forget microphones. Tape doesn’t block sound, and moreover, persistent malefactors can even eavesdrop through speakers, which have essentially the same construction as microphones. Disabling the microphone with system software is no solution: an app can turn it back on.
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