Most laptops with built-in cameras have an important privacy feature — a light that is supposed to turn on any time the camera is in use.
One laptop, many chips The built-in cameras on Apple computers were designed to prevent this, says Stephen Checkoway, a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins and a co-author of the study.
“Apple went to some amount of effort to make sure that the LED would turn on whenever the camera was taking images,” Checkoway says.
The woman was shocked when she received two nude photos of herself by e-mail.
The photos had been taken over a period of several months — without her knowledge — by the built-in camera on her laptop.
RATted out The software used by Abrahams in the Wolf case is known as a Remote Administration Tool, or RAT.