Are Today’s Cameras Cybersecure? 10 Tips to Avoid Camera Hacking

Are Today’s Cameras Cybersecure? 10 Tips to Avoid Camera Hacking

Guest post by Vound Software and Ghergich & Co.

Computer webcams, home security systems, and baby and pet monitors allow us to stay connected 24/7. These camera-enabled devices allow us to video chat with family members and work contacts and keep tabs on the safety of our homes, pets, and children with ease. But all this connectivity opens us up to some serious vulnerabilities. Cyber hackers can gain access to some of our most intimate moments if we don’t take the proper precautions. Thankfully, there are ways to protect ourselves-beyond covering your computer webcam with masking tape. Check out the infographic below to better safeguard your devices.

Are Today’s Cameras Cybersecure? 10 Tips to Avoid Camera Hacking

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BEWARE: Widespread telephone scam claiming to be from Microsoft tech support

It’s a nationwide problem, but we’ve recently seen a lot more activity targeting local residents. In this scam, telephone solicitors claiming to be from Microsoft technical support direct you to a web address, then prompt you to download malware to your computer. Once installed, your computer surrenders to their control. Chaos ensues.

Medford Service Manager Jason Kellogg talks to KTVL reporter

Medford Service Manager Jason Kellogg

Yesterday, Medford Service Manager Jason Kellogg was interviewed by Medford CBS affiliate KTVL about the problem – and how to avoid it.

Be alert. Be aware. And bear in mind Microsoft will never telephone you to warn of an issue with your computer.

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