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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jun 13, 2016, 07:32
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dubfanatic wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 14:33:
NetHead wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 11:56:
Going from thinking people are crazy for somehow blocking their cameras, to thinking they're just being cautious, is like saying someone in a bad neighbourhood who locks their doors at night might not be crazy but simply cautious. Everywhere on the internet is a bad neighbourhood, the worst neighbourhood. Not locking your doors at night in such a neighbourhood is stupid.

I don't lock my doors. In fact I don't even have a lock installed. Locks don't work. They can be picked, broken or a thief could find another way in. In fact I think anyone who has a lock installed is obviously some kind of fascist authoritarian jerk who has purely selfish reasons for not wanting their stuff stolen.


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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2016, 20:15
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 11, 2016, 20:15
Jun 11, 2016, 20:15
 
Was sat in a hotel room using lync to connect into a company conf call.
Leader turned on some type of camera and due to some weird setting everyone else's webcams turned on.
Due to time differences it was 3am in the morning and I was sat there in just my boxers in a hotel room in hong kong.
All my laptops since have duct tape covering the camera.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2016, 17:49
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 11, 2016, 17:49
Jun 11, 2016, 17:49
 
NetHead wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 11:56:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 11:07:
I used to think people were crazy if they covered it, now just think they are cautious.

Frankly by this point I'm surprised cameras/microphones don't have a hardware button or switch to disable them.

Many laptops do. My 2009/2010(?) laptop has a switch to turn off the camera.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2016, 15:30
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 11, 2016, 15:30
Jun 11, 2016, 15:30
 
NetHead wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 11:56:
Going from thinking people are crazy for somehow blocking their cameras, to thinking they're just being cautious, is like saying someone in a bad neighbourhood who locks their doors at night might not be crazy but simply cautious.


There was a time in America where most people would think you crazy for locking your door at night. Sadly, those days have passed.

As far as laptops go, the door is already locked, that's what router/network/windows passwords are for. Problem is they can be "picked." Taping the camera is the equivalent of installing a deadbolt. There's no way to pick a deadbolt, and no way for a hacker to untape a camera.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2016, 14:33
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 11, 2016, 14:33
Jun 11, 2016, 14:33
 
NetHead wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 11:56:
Going from thinking people are crazy for somehow blocking their cameras, to thinking they're just being cautious, is like saying someone in a bad neighbourhood who locks their doors at night might not be crazy but simply cautious. Everywhere on the internet is a bad neighbourhood, the worst neighbourhood. Not locking your doors at night in such a neighbourhood is stupid.

I don't lock my doors. In fact I don't even have a lock installed. Locks don't work. They can be picked, broken or a thief could find another way in. In fact I think anyone who has a lock installed is obviously some kind of fascist authoritarian jerk who has purely selfish reasons for not wanting their stuff stolen.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2016, 13:25
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jun 11, 2016, 11:56
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 11, 2016, 11:56
Jun 11, 2016, 11:56
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 11:07:
I used to think people were crazy if they covered it, now just think they are cautious.

Frankly by this point I'm surprised cameras/microphones don't have a hardware button or switch to disable them.

Hackers, governments, spyware, schools. I've long ago lost count of the things spying on people through cameras and microphones built into devices.

You'd think by now it would be a "no brainer" to be able to physically disable those things when not in use or wanted.

I'm tempted to say companies are stupid for not using such a feature as a selling point, then remember that they too on are on that list. Samsung TVs listening to your conversations, sharing it with 3rd parties etc etc.

Going from thinking people are crazy for somehow blocking their cameras, to thinking they're just being cautious, is like saying someone in a bad neighbourhood who locks their doors at night might not be crazy but simply cautious. Everywhere on the internet is a bad neighbourhood, the worst neighbourhood. Not locking your doors at night in such a neighbourhood is stupid.

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I used to think people were crazy if they covered it, now just think they are cautious.
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