Tech Report: How to prevent your webcam from being hacked

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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.

WEB LINKS:

Security software to scan webcams for vulnerability: https://www.avast.com/en-us/f-home-network-security

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