Various options are available, from applying some Blu-tak or duct tape over the camera lens to dedicated webcam covers.
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Christian Cawley is Make Use Of's security and Linux editor, with extensive experience in IT desktop and software support.
You might keep your smartphone in a sleeve or case (a good idea), but do you do the same to your laptop?
You probably don’t have a snug cosy for your monitor-mounted USB webcam, either!
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