CCTV laptop webcam stickers in Boing Boing Bazaar

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12 Responses to “CCTV laptop webcam stickers in Boing Boing Bazaar”

  1. Mr_Voodoo says:

    Just don’t leave your laptop unattended, or Banksy will paint a rat or a little girl on your screen.

  2. grmon says:

    Finally the translucent menubar makes sense:

    http://localhostr.com/files/12f82a/photo.jpg

  3. OriolesFan says:

    The laptop incident was in Lower Merion School District, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA. Please fix.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I really love these stickers. Funny reminder of a problematic world.

  5. Anonymous says:

    kind of a lo-tech looking camera though, no?

  6. Shazbot says:

    Alas, the machines in that case weren’t compromised either, at least, not in the usual sense of defeated security measures. They installed and operated the spy software intentionally.

    • Ted8305 says:

      Yes, they were compromised. In fact there were two security failures: (1) The end users (teachers, parents, even the children) trusted that the hardware was clean without performing due diligence. (2) The administrators/authorities deliberately installed spyware, used it to peep on underage children, and then lied about it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    There was also another recent incident in Germany: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/19/german_webcam_perv_arrest/

  8. snackcake says:

    I understand that some artistic licence was taken here, but there is some major perspective fail in that drawing.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Please note that it IS possible to activate a laptop camera WITHOUT turning on the light…

  10. Xenu says:

    Is the “camera active” light controlled by a software driver, or is it built into the hardware?

    If it’s the former, I wouldn’t trust it; better to place a sticker over the camera.

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