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Webcam Hacking – Are You Protected?

Webcams are becoming more and more ubiquitous these days, especially with the rising popularity of smartphones and tablets, but how safe are they? A UK investigation by BBC journalists has found that hackers can turn on a computer’s webcam and take photos or record video without the owner’s knowledge.

Hackers can control a computer’s webcam by infecting it with a virus. The most common way to get infected is by clicking a link in an email. After infecting the computer, hackers can turn on the webcam at any time. Some hackers infect computers and then sell the details to others. There are also websites where people exchange pictures and videos taken by hacked webcams.

Hacking is illegal in the UK, and the police warned that anybody trying to hack into someone else’s computer could be arrested and prosecuted. John, who is 16, has hacked over one hundred webcams. He knows what he is doing is illegal, but he isn’t worried about getting caught. He sees it more as a joke. Seventeen-year-old Matti, who is from Finland, says he has hacked over 500 computers in order to sell the details to other hackers. He says he doesn’t care about the legality of it, saying that if he gets paid then it’s ok with him.

Technology experts in the UK say that while webcam hacking is possible and does happen, it is not common, and it is easy to prevent. Most infected computers are using older, out-of-date software, and may not have anti-virus software. Experts advise users to keep all programs up-to-date, use anti-virus software, and avoid clicking on links in emails if you are not sure it is safe.


Упражнение 1

Попълнете изреченията с думи от текста:

1. A __________ broke into our company computers and downloaded a lot of sensitive information.
2. To protect your computer from __________, it’s important to use up-to-date anti-virus software.
3. Don’t click on a _________ if you don’t know what it is.
4. The police carried out a detailed __________ into the crime.
5. If your software is __________, it will be easier for a hacker to access your computer.

Упражнение 2

Оговорете на въпросите:

6.  “Webcams are becoming more ubiquitous these days”—what does this sentence mean?

a. Webcams are better than they were in the past
b. There are more webcams than there were in the past
c. There are fewer webcams than there were in the past

7.  What reason for hacking webcams is not mentioned?

a. For fun
b. To exchange photos and videos with others
c. To sell photos and videos

8.  Who is worried about getting caught?

a. John
b. Matti
c. Neither of them

9.  Technology experts in the UK:

a. Think webcam hacking is a serious problem
b. Think webcam hacking is easy to prevent
c. Think webcam hacking is very common

10.  What should you not do, according to the article?

a. Click on a link in an email if you aren’t sure what it is
b. Click on a link on a website
c. Use an older computer

Готови? Сверете отговорите си тук:

  1. hacker
  2. infection
  3. link
  4. investigation
  5. out-of-date
  6. b
  7. c
  8. c
  9. b
  10. a

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