I am quite concerned about notifications popping up on my computer stating, “Device Census is using Webcam.” I just started seeing this notification after updating my Kaspersky security. The first time I saw it I shut my computer down immediately. The past few months I've been afraid to pay my bills online or use my computer for much at all.
After researching the issue, I better understand what is going on but with every new convenience of technology comes more risk. All programs are hackable to one degree or another and I don't want ANYONE coming over my computer without my knowledge. It is my responsibility to read all privacy notices and updates. Although I try to do so, sometimes something gets by or I don't fully understand and take things wrong.
I want to disable my webcam, but if I do will it not also incapacitate Skype or other face to face chats? I read on one thread that I could disable my webcam and then I could use it but no one else would be able to. I have a lot of family out of town. Would they still be able to see me? Is there any way that I can use my webcam and not let others come in uninvited? My daughter has just moved and mentioned Skype for me to stay in contact with my young grandson.
I'm not stupid, but I'm not a computer tech either. If you can help me out and let me know how to elevate my concerns it would be appreciated.
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