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Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

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http://techcrunch.com – You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy. A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required. Well, technically, you are giving consent. You just wouldn’t know it. Outlined by security consultant Egor Homakov, the hack brings in a few old tricks to work around Flash’s requirement that a user explicitly grants a website permission before it can access their camera or microphone. Withou (IT news)