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Windows 7: Government has acess to users webcams

27 Feb 2014   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Government has acess to users webcams

UK, US spies hacked into webcam feeds of millions of Yahoo users | Fox News
US hacked and recorded millions of users with their webcams.

Seems the government has easy enough access to any computer running windows.
Is linux more secure, or is this exploit something to do with internet web?

Today you must assume anything you have on the PC or do on the web, if the government wants it they get it.

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U.S. and British spy agencies intercepted and stored images from the webcams of millions of likely innocent Yahoo users, including “large quantities” of sexually explicit images, the Guardian reported Thursday -- a revelation the web giant described as “a whole new level of violation.”

A secret program called Optic Nerve appears intended to collate a digital mugbook of sorts, snapping screenshots every 5 minutes or so from user feeds. But the program targeted indiscriminately, regardless of whether the webcam owner was an intelligence target or not.

More than 1.8 million user accounts from around the world were accessed in one six-month period alone.



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27 Feb 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Seems the government has easy enough access to any computer running windows.
Is linux more secure, or is this exploit something to do with internet web?
This has nothing to do with the security of your computer but with the interception of the data it is sending. Whether you are using Windows, Linux, Mac OS, etc., makes no difference. Once data has left your local network it is beyond your control.
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27 Feb 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Webcam girls crack down
Lord knows they all seem to use yahoo ?
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27 Feb 2014   #4
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I don't think it makes a difference what platform you're using. Pretty sure they have their hands in everything reguardless though linux is safer in the sense of less infections being made for it unlike windows but that's about it.
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27 Feb 2014   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Another exclusive from Fox, I have to wonder who's phone they hacked into to get this info - If murdoch or one of his minions told me it was dark at night, I'd check it myself first
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