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Is your webcam spying on you?

Posted By admin On May 2, 2013 @ 5:11 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Josh Peterson
Daily Caller [1]
May 2, 2013

Last week, a Texas judge denied a warrant request from the FBI that would have enabled federal gumshoes to snoop through his webcam, raising a question: Should the FBI be allowed to spy on you through your webcam?

An Ars Technica report noted that the practice requested by the bureau was similar to surveillance methods used by an online community called Ratters.

Named after the surveillance software called Remote Access Tools (RAT), Ratters trade secrets on how to hack into and take over webcams on personal computers.

They also trade photos of their targets, often unsuspecting women caught undressing, taken by the compromised webcams.

Texas Judge Stephen Smith denied the FBI request because the methods used would not only give the FBI access to the camera, but it would give them full control of the suspect’s computer, allowing them to access other files.

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