Today, surveillance techniques exist that can activate your webcam or microphone without your knowledge. In 2011, New York Times wrote about the spyware antics of the German Police. They also reported on the flourishing industry of spy tech firms that would look at home in a Jason Bourne movie. In short: any interface device like a microphone or a webcam is a privacy concern. The tried-and-true hack of using tape works for webcams, but not for microphones. Therefore, you need to disable the microphone altogether. However, this technique will not work if someone has deployed a RAT to attack your machine….
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