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Webcam hack for testing purposes

In collaboration with the swiss newspaper 20 Minuten and soomz.io, professional hacker Nicholas demonstrated how easily a webcam can be taken over.

To illustrate the assault in a realistic way, a company in Jona had set up a webcam in their server room. Nicholas Hansen of Swiss Cyber Storm managed to intrude within less than one hour and demonstrated, how easily a it is to get access to a webcam. This is where our blink comes in: ‹The safest solution to this problem is an optical protection›, says Bernhard Tellenbach, lecturer in IT security at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and President of Swiss Cyber Storm.

Thanks to Nicholas, Bernhard, Valentin of Swiss Cyber Storm and Tobias Bolzern of 20 Minuten for making this interesting test happen! Everyone who's missed the article on paper can check it out in the digital section at 20min.ch.