The webcams in our laptops, tablets and phones have probably never gotten more use than they have during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis has turned millions of workers' homes into offices and launched thousands of video conference calls for work and virtual socializing. But if webcams aren't secured, they're readily accessible to anyone—even bad actors intent on compromising systems and stealing data.
Given the abrupt, en masse shift to remote work, organizations are more susceptible to camera hacking (also called camfecting) than ever, thanks to the increased reliance on video conferencing apps. But by following a few best practices, the threat can be effectively neutralized.