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There are scenarios where you might do this — say, for instance, because your company used a specially designed inventory spreadsheet or sales form — but for most people, it’s a bad idea.

The part used was fairly common and the firmware was just in RAM (hence the loading after a cold boot), as oppose to flashed.And even then — on both Mac and PC — the light next to the camera went on when it was in use.There’s nothing in Stern’s story that makes me worry in the least bit about the security of my Mac webcams, and I don’t see anything that should worry someone running Windows 10 with Windows Defender (Microsoft’s built-in security software).It took me performing some intentionally careless things for him to “succeed.” When I opened the attached Word doc, Microsoft ’s built-in, free anti-virus software, Windows Defender, immediately flagged it.When I clicked the link to the “reel,” the file that began downloading was identified as a virus and deleted.

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