CNN: Your TV Might Be Watching You August 02 2013
The flaws in Samsung Smart TVs, which have now been patched, enabled hackers to remotely turn on the TVs' built-in cameras without leaving any trace of it on the screen. While you're watching TV, a hacker anywhere around the world could have been watching you. Hackers also could have easily rerouted an unsuspecting user to a malicious website to steal bank account information.
We're happy to see the vulnerability was patched, but there's only one way to make sure nobody else has access to a webcam when it's not being used - and that's to cover it.