So the last couple of days, my computer behaved weirdly, not going to sleep as it normally does (after a few hours of inaction) and also having that bright blue light on top next to the webcam. And I was completely oblivious as to what that meant until it finally hit me - the blue light means the webcam is on, of course. But I had not been doing anything that would cause the webcam to go on, other than Facebook chats which had been ended (and should have ended the webcam); hadn’t been using the webcam.
So I started to suspect - maybe it’s been hacked? Today, after a restart, the computer seems to be behaving fine, no more webcam shenanigans, but I am still concerned. Don’t want some hacker surreptitiously photographing/videotaping.
Seems like two possible things to me:
Somehow the webcam didn’t shut off when it should have (ie., after having ended a Facebook chat with someone - it always shuts off like it should)
Something else activated it (but I hadn’t done anything that would activate it)