MacBook webcams can be hacked to take photos and video of users without their knowledge, according to reports.
While most laptops with built-in cameras have a light that turns on when it's in use, hackers are able to do this without the tell-tale light, according to the Washington Post. Apparently hackers can use the camera and "deactivate the warning light."
The FBI has had the technology for years, according to former assistant director of the FBI Operational Technology Division, and now it seems that teen hackers have the ability as well.
In 2008, Apple computers prevented the deactivation of a warning light, but now it's easy to get around mainly because Macs are more complicated, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.
“There’s more than one chip on your computer,” Charlie Miller, a security expert at Twitter, told the Post. “There’s a chip in the battery, a chip in the keyboard, a chip in the camera.”