Prevent websites from spying on you with a camera and microphone. Know how

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During the recent period, there have been increased reports indicating that hackers spy on their victims through a webcam or microphone, especially when the user visits some websites and a popup is sent to him on the first visit asking him to give her permission to access the webcam or microphone in his device.

According to the British “wired” website, a large number of users quickly agree to grant on these sites the permissions required to get rid of the popup, without knowing that these permissions have other malicious intentions, the most important of which is to harm the user’s device or blackmail him.

Like the applications on your phone, websites must obtain your consent to use these settings, but after years of using the web browser without erasing your data it is possible that you have given permission to dozens of websites to access your settings and see your browsing data, and use them to send ads Directed at you, or even sold to outside parties.

Cookies, the most common form of online tracking, are not inherently harmful to use to improve your experience with websites, such as maintaining login information, remembering site preferences, and understanding how you use the site.

Here’s how to prevent websites from accessing the webcam and microphone on your device:

-Google Chrome:

1. Open the Google Chrome browser Chrome, Then click the three vertical points in the top right of the page, to open the main menu.

2. Click on Settings.

3. Click on Privacy and Security.

4.Click on the Site Settings option, through this option You can set camera and microphone access options, which will be automatically set to the ‘ask before arrival’ option.

Firefox:

1. Open FirefoxThen tap the menu icon in the top right corner.

2. Click Options.

3. Scroll down to the Permissions section, via this tab You can set access permission options, as well as block access to your location, camera, and microphone.

Safari

1. Open the Safari browser, then click on the Safari tab.

2. Click on Preferences.

3. Then click the Website tab at the top of the screen, then Choose your camera or microphone

4. Select the menu below and choose Deny.





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