The wired world has it’s fair share of weird and semi-weird people, but none more weird, it seems to me, than those who spy on others through web cam hacks.
Just in the last two days, we’ve included the following stories in the Tech Thoughts Daily Net News column.
Hacker arrested for spying on schoolgirls via their own webcams.
PC consultant pleads not guilty to malware ‘sextortion’ plot.
If you Google “web cam hacks”, you’ll be astonished by the number of returned links – including links to “how-to videos”. I’m a firm believer in the free exchange of information, but even my high level of tolerance is pushed to the extreme when I see this.
Thankfully, this is an issue that I don’t have to contend with – not that I can imagine someone being interested in hacking my web cam. I rarely run around naked – I save that for special occasions. 🙂
Since I use a Webcam extensively for communicating though, I need reassurance that my cam cannot be hacked – that I will not become a victim of the truly weird creepy crawlies, who fly beneath the Internet radar.
I use only one machine that’s equipped with a web cam, and that cam is protected from intrusion by Zemana AntiLogger, which offers outstanding active Webcam protection.
Regular readers may remember, that I thoroughly tested Zemana AntiLogger earlier this year. Subsequently, through the generosity of Zemana we were able to offer thousands of free licenses to readers.
During the testing period I ran a series of Anti-Keylogger Tests, including tests for web cam penetration. All test methods were defeated by Zemana AntiLogger.
The screen capture below shows the Anti-Web Cam module inside Zemana AntiLogger.
A quick recap of Zemana AntiLogger’s capabilities.
Secure your Internet banking and financial transactions
Protect information in emails and Instant Messages
Protect keystrokes from spyware
Protect all screen images
Webcam Logger protection
No need to download latest virus signatures
No need to know or detect the malware’s signature
No need to wait for updates from a virus lab
No need to scan files
Proactively looks for suspicious activity
Catches not just the usual suspects, but also sophisticated “zero day” malware
Prevents theft of data via secure connections (HTTPS / SSL)
Does not slow down your PC
Easy to download, install and use
To read the full review of this powerful application, “Zemana AntiLogger – An Ounce of Prevention”, go here.
If keylogger protection is a concern, particularly if you, or someone in your family runs a web cam, you should consider adding this application to your security toolbox.
This application is not freeware, but you may download a 15 day trial version at: Zemana
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15 responses to “Zemana AntiLogger Provides Protection Against Web Cam Hacks”
I am one of those people who was fortunate enough to be in on the free licenses and find it as valuable as an antivirus and firewall. Was surprised while installing a program was given an option to let program install extras such as start-up and often other non required keys for program to function. lol@self .. Would like to do a fresh reinstall of OS but can’t figure out how to keep the remaining 187 days. Will be purchasing, but would rather wait 180 some days. lol
The old license should work after an OS reinstall. If you don’t know the license number then run a free program such as Belarc Advisor- ( http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html), which will revel all the licenses on your system.
If you have a problem after the OS reinstall, contact me again and I”ll see if I can dig up another license number for you.
I’m grateful that I was lucky enough to get a free license. This is a great program.
I’m happy to hear that you found Zemana useful Liam. That’s very cool!
I am another grateful person who got a free licence. I can’t imagine being without Zemana, I would feel unsafe without it.
Very cool Mal! Really glad to hear you picked up one of those licenses.
Like you, I wouldn’t be without Zemana. Especially not these days.
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Damn! Kernel Patch Protection is acting as a barrier between Zemana and x64 based Windows PCs. Let’s hope Zemana to get a special SDK soon so that x64 based users may also enjoy this excellent piece of app.
Total bummer Ranjan. They need to get a native x64 version on the market ASAP.
I *upgraded* our 7 brand new pre-installed 64bit Windows 7 laptops to 32bit on the first day. I need security more than I need 64bit. 🙂
There are x64 kernel patch hacks around and I’ve heard that some of them allow AntiLogger to run on 64bit machines, but we don’t recommend using them. (Apparently every MS update kills them, so you have to continually re-patch.)
Unfortunately we can’t create a viable 64bit version of AntiLogger until Microsoft provides us with an SDK.
I got a free license, but my friends couldn’t… sad that there isn’t a freeware version…
Yes, your right – a freeware version would be very cool. Tell your friends to checkout *Free SpyShelter Anti-Keylogger* an excellent application, here on my site – https://billmullins.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/download-free-spyshelter-anti-keylogger/
Good to hear from you.
Despite the fact that anti-malware vendors would like you to believe they give away their freebies as a public service, their free versions are basically ads for their paid versions, and they’re invariably crippled in one way or another.
How would you cripple a specialized program that does virtually nothing except detect malicious loggers of various flavors ?
Which detection function would you disable ? 🙂
Here’s some good news for all you guys and girls who missed out on Bill’s last Zemana AntiLogger freebie.
Undetected stealth pervcams have become a serious and widespread problem over the past few months and no-one wants to see their children or grandchildren sexploited on some sleazy underground porn video site, so I’ve organized another giveaway with Bill.
A free 60-days license this time … we can’t afford to keep giving AntiLogger away free forever … we have to sell a few copies now and then if we want to keep eating. 🙂
Watch out for a “here’s where you get it” announcement from Bill in the next day or two.
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