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I always thought it was paranoid to keep tape over your webcam, but this makes a pretty good case for doing that as a last line of defense.

I also want to express my complete disbelief that Zoom basically installed a back door on all its users' machines. It's hard to imagine a competent engineer not understanding the security implications of building something like this. I have no special security expertise, so when I see an exploit that I can actually understand it scares the living daylights out of me. In this case just about anyone with a web page can trigger this Zoom vulnerability.






In this day and age, I wish Apple and other laptop manufacturers had a hardwired power switch on the camera.



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