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Stephen Bryen, Chairman & CTO Ziklag Systems Spying through smartphone cameras, computer webcams, laptops and tablets is widespread and governments have been checking people out for years.Between 20, GCHQ, Britain's NSA, ran a program called Optic Nerve that scanned live webcam chats on Yahoo (and probably other chat services).Webcams and phone cams are also an important source for corporate spying.This works in two ways: companies and organizations spying on their own employees, and competitors and thieves spying on corporations.Along with the photos, data on your location is displayed in the intercept so you can be easily tracked.All this happens without any awareness by the phone user -- the screen can either be turned off or on, it does not matter.This sort of special intelligence cooperation is a regular occurrence under the "Five Eyes" program. Obviously, when used correctly and legally, this is an important counter-terrorism tool. government still has, new legislation notwithstanding, is how to assure the proper handling of extremely personal information that is completely unrelated to any counter terrorism or criminal activity.But when it is used as a political tool to harass or blackmail people, the consequences are different and corrosive. But the NSA and GCHQ aren't the only entities spying on webcams.
On top of this, his solution has gone around Android's notification that an APP is running, so you cannot even check to see if this brilliant piece of software "mal-engineering" is running.
Webcam spying is part of a suite of so-called Remote Access Tools or RATS.
Thomas told the Post that the FBI has had these tools for years but uses "Rattingly" (the webcam spying tool) sparingly.
'Sextortion," the secret control of webcams or smartphone cameras to run extortion rackets against people, is also a growing problem.
A major case gained notoriety in California where a now-20 year old Jared Abrahams "illegally hacked into the laptops of several young women in the U. and abroad, then took control of their webcams in order to film and photograph them while they undressed." According to the FBI, the scam included web cam pictures of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, who was a classmate of Abrahams.