How to prevent your webcam from being hacked

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Cybersecurity experts say webcams and other smart devices played a role in last month’s massive internet outage.

Hackers used these gadgets to launch a botnet attack which crippled websites like Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter for hours.

KRON4’s Tech Reporter Gabe Slate met with a cybersecurity firm and shows us just how easy it is to hack a webcam and what you can do to protect yourself.

Watch the above video to see Gabe’s full report.


Security software to scan webcams for vulnerability: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s