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JameZ_XVII
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Hi, I am quite worried because I have a webcam and quite recently
wondered "I wonder if anyone can watch my webcam without me
knowing..." So I would like to know if it is possible for people to
get my webcam URL over MSN and how they would do it so I can correctly
and safely prepare myself incase anybody tries. Please help me, Jamez

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Walt Basil
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
I'm sure some trojan or other type of malware could be developed to achieve
this. My camera will light up when it is being used, so I would know if that
ever happened.


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> Hi, I am quite worried because I have a webcam and quite recently
> wondered "I wonder if anyone can watch my webcam without me
> knowing..." So I would like to know if it is possible for people to
> get my webcam URL over MSN and how they would do it so I can correctly
> and safely prepare myself incase anybody tries. Please help me, Jamez
>
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Jonathan Kay [MVP]
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Greetings JameZ,

Due to the model within Messenger for Webcams, this is would be rather difficult to
accomplish and is not very likely.
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"JameZ_XVII" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, I am quite worried because I have a webcam and quite recently
> wondered "I wonder if anyone can watch my webcam without me
> knowing..." So I would like to know if it is possible for people to
> get my webcam URL over MSN and how they would do it so I can correctly
> and safely prepare myself incase anybody tries. Please help me, Jamez
>
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