Putting tape over your webcam is a great idea and EVERYONE should do it. Even the FBI director does it. If a hacker manages to get into your computer, it will be hell for you, but this is a super simple way to keep them from taking photos of you, especially naked ones that could later be used to embarrass, harass or blackmail you. (It won’t prevent them from stealing existing photos from your computer, however, so make sure you’re encrypting your naked selfies.)
This works on most Computer systems including PC, Mac, and Linux.
I find a large number of computer users only use one user account and as I understand it this can be unwise. If your system is hacked from over the Internet the hacker has complete access to you system and can install or make changes, because this account is likely to be an Administrator Account.
A long time ago a Computer Expert suggested to always have at least two accounts. One as a Standard Account and one as an Administrator Account. Others have gone so far as to suggest turning off the Guest Account.
Create a new Account making it an Administrator Account with an Excellent PassPhrase (write it down). Now log into your new account and change your Original Account into a Standard Account. The idea being you have all your work stored into the Original Account.
Logout and back into you Original Account and do this from now on. You will be asked for your Administrator User Name and PassPhrase each time you want to make changes or add programs. But even though a Hacker may access your computer they will not be able to make changes to your system.
Keep in mind they will be able to steal most things on your computer. I will cover how to protect your most important files in another Post later.
I had one computer Hacked into because I forgot and left it online overnight and they had a Ball but could not destroy me.
When you close the lid on your Laptop it takes it off line and is much safer than say a Desktop computer.