How Mr. Robot Reminds Us That We Should be Scared

14448977472_00a214af66_zHallo Webcam by Maik Meid (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Episode two of the first season of the Hit US TV show Mr. Robot brought up an issue of webcam hacking. Early in the episode, Ollie was convinced to help an emerging rapper by listening to his music CD album and share it on his social media. What we found out at the end of the episode is that what we thought of the seemingly harmless CD that Ollie inserted into his computer is actually a hacking device which allowed the supposed “rapper” to get a view of his personal life through his webcam.

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