My father said something strange happened the other day on his laptop. (I set up an old Acer Aspire 5101 laptop with Lucid for him)
He said he was trying to check his emails in Hotmail using Firefox, when he said it came up with 'server errors', and the text 'went really small'.
He then said the light on the top of the laptop came on (the webcam light)
Now, I'm not too concerned about the 'server errors' or 'tiny text', as these could have been problems with Hotmail down their end. But the webcam light concerned me, as this only comes on when the webcamera is active. I have heard of trojans secretly accessing web cams and the like
After a reboot, no sign of Hotmail errors, tiny text or webcam lights. Currently running a ClamAV recursive scan, all appears okay.
Any ideas, or am I just being a bit too paranoid?
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