"It is not paranoia. This is basic security awareness and security appreciation," said online security expert Robert Siciliano. "Unfortunately there are many remote access Trojan viruses that can activate and enable a users webcam without their knowledge. That same webcam can also pick up room ambient sounds."
Siciliano told ABC News he recommends everyone — even a billionaire CEO — mask their webcam and also go to their "recording devices" settings to mute their webcam audio.
Mark Zuckerberg’s MacBook security advice? Put tape over the webcam and microphone — David Iannuzzi (@Rom_Duck) June 22, 2016,
Security 101, cover laptop webcam and microphone with tape #Zuckerberg— Harsh Bilodiya (@harsh_bilodiya) June 22, 2016
Security 101, cover laptop webcam and microphone with tape #Zuckerberg