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#2496660 04/11/11 05:31 PM
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I just read this in an article at

[url=http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/84686][/url]

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In April 2008, Kait Duplaga of White Plains, New York, and her roommates were the victims of a burglary. The thieves took anything electronicvideo games, iPods, DVDs, a flat-screen TV, and a couple laptops. The police had no leads, so the chances of finding the stolen goods were slim. But Duplaga had an ace up her sleeveshe was employed as a Genius at a nearby Apple Store.
After Duplaga received a text message from a friend, congratulating her on the return of her laptop, she said she didnt know what they were talking about. It turns out Duplaga wasnt online, but her laptop was. Using another computer, she signed on to Back to My Mac, software that allows users to access their Macintosh computer over the internet. Her MacBook was indeed online, so she logged in and activated the built-in webcam. At first all she saw was an empty room. But soon, a man sat down in front of the computer and Duplaga was able to snap a picture of Ian Frias. Frias and his partner in crime, Edmon Shahikian, had recently attended a party at Duplagas apartment as guests of a mutual friend, and had obviously cased the joint while they were there. She turned the photo and the thieves names over to police, who quickly apprehended the not-so-dynamic duo.


After reading this article, it occurred to me that, if a couple has a MAC computer with this "Back to My Mac" installed, an out-of-the-house WS could then spy on the BS.

Of course, it could also be a useful tool for the BS if the WS doesn't deactivate it.


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You have to modify the camera though. On MacBook cameras, there is a light that is hardwired to the camera that turns on when the camera is activated. You'd have to block the light so it wouldn't be obvious.


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