Tech Tips for Writers #170: Cover Your Webcam!

In case anyone missed this recommended advice 😎

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Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

This week, I’m passing on a tip from my security-conscious daughter:

I used to do this and forgot about it. She came for a visit and slapped a post-it note over my webcam.

And she’s right! Webcams and mics are too easy to hack, been done often. Why risk it? When I want to use the webcam (which isn’t that often), I take the post-it off.

I’m not the only one. In questions during a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former FBI Director Comey revealed that cam-covering is commonplace at the FBI and other government offices:

“If you go into any government office, we all…

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4 thoughts on “Tech Tips for Writers #170: Cover Your Webcam!

  1. Have done it for a good while now – a double folded piece of paper and a little bit of tape. First I looked into those webcam-covers you can buy on the internet – far too expensive, when a piece of paper will do.

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