Spycam may be watching you work

Tuesday, 14 September 2004, 8:41 AM EST

If you have a webcam and a microphone on your computer and a broadband connection to the internet, as many now do to chat with their friends around the world, a hacker could be watching you - maybe, if your PC is in your bedroom, just when you really needed privacy.

Computer security experts warned last week that a series of Windows viruses released to the internet are capable of taking control of the audio and video accessories to spy directly on people at home or work.

The worm, dubbed W32/Rbot-GR, is "the equivalent to a peeping tom... peering through your curtains", said Graham Cluley, at Sophos, the British-based antivirus company.

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