If you saw Snowden or listened to Obama or even Trump, you know this all too well! It's way-way crazy that this has to be a cybersecurity worry, but bottom line: Cover your webcam. We've got the coolest and best quality ones. Creep Blockers Why? Well, there’s literally hundreds of articles and videos online that talk about hackers using Remote Access Technology or “RATS." These articles profile how the government--or an admirer, or even worse, a stalker!--is putting spyware on your computer and accessing your camera or your mic to listen in and take a look. Totally creepy! Even 60 Minutes did a demo on a story about how China is stealing the IP of big business. So, is this all this true and is there anything about it? Well, yes, it seems to happen and there are several precautions you can take. For instance, updating software, using a firewall and antivirus software. Then, there are basic and easy privacy security steps you can take—like covering your microphone and computer. Zachary Quinto said, “It’s not paranoia; It’s mindfulness," and I LIKE that! It’s exactly why I’ve covered my cam and microphone for years. Also, it’s why I’m encouraging you to do the same. I mean really, your business is your business, right? I applaud anyone who takes measures to keep it that way. But, do camera and microphone covers work? Well, yes, the camera cover is pretty straightforward.
Cover it with something opaque and sure, you can’t be seen...but sticky residue might harm your lenses and can look unsightly. The microphone is a bit more tricky because--
1) The microphones are often difficult to find
2) Usually, there’s more than one so you need to cover all of them
3) They are often embedded, hiding from the ability to cover them efficiently.
BUT, I’ve discovered that--at the very least--you can muffle the really clear sound reception that can be discerned when your phone is just laying around or is in your pocket. Consider your mic to be on and listening at all times (because it probably is.) I tried all kinds of materials, bandages, duct tape, other kinds of tapes (Post-Its, etc.) During that time, I became really frustrated and annoyed by hearing about so many friends reporting that they saw their camera light on (by ITSELF.) I was inundated with anecdotes about people who took their phone inside a movie screening or to an AA meeting.
Get this--they were immediately served ads for that movie or promotions for vodka and whiskey! Completely unfair and creepy. I just had to come up with something cool and easy to use. Something that even my not-concerned twenty-something daughters would like enough to use every day and that would actually enhance their phone or Internet experience.
So, I created CREEPBLOCKERS. High-quality reusable decals made of a material that has just enough cling to stay and no tacky tape that could harm a camera lens or microphone. The best creative minds in our advertising agency got together and came up with over 60 awesome icons that come in two variations of design packs: “Sweet” edition has adorable choices from sunglasses, puppies, biceps and hearts specifically for your phone camera and fabulous computer cam covers that warn “Not today” or “Nope” and “No Paparazzi Please." We offer cheerful and inspirational statements such as “Dance Like No One’s Watching “and “Oh, Hello Beautiful” to make you smile and brighten your day. Plus, we made sure we had large and small microphone covers and pieces you could custom-cut should you need.
The decals can come off easily when you Skype or FaceTime and then it go right back on for continued privacy. These safe, reusable stickers are available on TechWellness.com. We’d love to hear about your experience and journey using TechWellness's technology to give you peace of mind. In any event, we’d love to hear about and know that you are taking the smallest steps to safeguard your privacy. Even putting your device away-away from your conversations or your continual whereabouts would give you at least some of your well-deserved privacy. Try it, my friends!
While you're at it, your phone will extra stylish with this phone case. It protects you from RF energy, holds all your important stuff, and it was even on "Oprah's Favorite Things" list. What's not to love?
Here’s to worrying-less in our wireless world! XO August