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Look through the BIOS options for an entry labeled something like “webcam,” “integrated camera,” or “CMOS camera.” These entries will typically have a simple toggle, like enable/disable or lock/unlock.Disable or lock the hardware to turn off your webcam.A slew of news stories over the intervening years, however, have revealed that what was once considered paranoia is now an uncomfortable reality.In 2009, a student sued his school when he discovered his school-provided laptop was secretly photographing him (the ensuing legal investigation revealed that the school had collected 56,000 photographs of students without their knowledge or consent).In 2013, researchers demonstrated that they could activate the webcam on Mac Books without the indicator light turning on, something previously considered impossible.A former FBI agent confirmed that not only was this possible but that they’d been doing it for years.

In 2014, again courtesy of the Snowden leaks, we learned that the NSA has a host of tools at its disposal to remotely monitor users like “Gumfish”: a malware tool that allows for remote video monitoring via your webcam.If your BIOS supports it, you can disable it at the BIOS level, which is ideal.Reboot your computer and enter into the BIOS (follow the on-screen instructions to enter “SETUP”, typically by pressing the F2 key, the DEL key, or a function key combination of some sort).In Windows, you just need to enter the Device Manager (click Start and search for “device manager” to find it).There, you can locate your webcam under the “Imaging Devices” category, right-click it, and choose “Disable” or “Uninstall”. If someone has remote administrative access to your machine they can always, with a greater or lesser degree of hassle, install the missing drivers and enable the device again.

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