In cybersecurity, camfecting refers to accessing and controlling a user’s webcam without their knowledge or consent. Usually, these types of cybercrimes involve compromising users’ devices, often through malicious code or unauthorized remote access, to activate the webcam and capture audio and video footage of the victim.
See also: Hacktivism
Useful camfecting applications:
Remote assistance: For example, tech support personal ant engineers could use controlled webcam access to provide remote tech assistance and troubleshoot user issues.
Video surveillance: In legitimate circumstances, similar camfecting-like techniques could be used for video surveillance in various security systems, public spaces, and monitoring facilities.
Parental control and monitoring: Parents could employ similar methods to monitor their children’s online activities for safety purposes.