But the short answer is this is a Personal Computer. No malware is required since any app you install could surreptitiously turn on the camera.
Example? PREY at http://preyproject.com/
Nothing nefarious at all going on since we installed this application. It was sad when I saw the makers remove that little privacy slider from web cams.
i heard there is a webcam hacking activity that can be obtained by clicking on a link in an email.
it is so unfortunate that i happen to click on one.
now, how can i know if i have been a victim of webcam hacking?
what i did was run a scan of Panda global protection free trial and i found nothing suspicious, only cookies.
could it be in the cookies that i found? it is so unlikely.
also, i ran a scan of superantispyware and malwarebytes, both in free edition, and i found nothing.
could it be that the webcam hacking activity is strong enough to hide itself from these antivirus/antispyware/antimalware?
i also heard there was a type of malware or virus that can use encryption or use some "patterns" so as to not be detected by antivirus/antispyware/antimalware?
if so, how is this done?
what can we do about it?
is there a way to evidence that it really happen?
if so, how?