How to tackle Webcam Hacking? – Norton Setup

At times, you have probably had a feeling that you are being watched-even if it is you or your webcam. That is why it is better to know about webcam and its security and the first step towards this is learning how to secure your webcam and prevent it from hacking.

You might have heard that hackers can access your webcam, look through it, might watch through your home security system or any other camera that you have attached to your network.

How does a webcam get hacked?

You might accidentally install Trojan horse malware on your device and think you are downloading a legitimate or trusted file, but you might be downloading an infected file unknowingly.

The malware could install remote desktop software which means that hackers could easily get control over your device including your webcam. A cybercriminal could spy on you and make plans to break into your house at a good time.

Steps to prevent your webcam from being hacked

There are different tools and measures that can help secure your webcam. Here are some tips in making sure you use them in an effective way.

  • Install Guide security on your device-

Security software can defend your device against ransomware, spyware, malware, viruses, and other online threats. Norton helps you to manage protection for all your devices with an easy to use web portal.

Along with this, Norton Security Premium offers protection for up to 10 devices including PCs, Macs, smartphones, or tablets as it contains a lot of features that are designed to work together.

  • Update your software regularly-

Keeping your software up-to-date helps patch vulnerabilities in your software that could allow hackers access to your webcam. Updating software is pretty easy on Mac, PC, Apple, and Android.

Do not ignore the pop-up alerts that ask you to update your software. If your goal is to keep cybercriminals away from your devices, updating the software minimize the risk of anyone taking control of your webcam.

  • Keep your firewall activated-

A firewall is a network security system which provides a wall of defense by monitoring the traffic of your network. A firewall prevents unauthorized access to your device. Therefore, it is better to switch the setting to On in case it is Off.

  • Secure your Wi-Fi-

Hackers might target your wireless router to gain access to your network which enables them to access your emails, bank accounts, card details, personal schedule, webcam, and more.

Securing your router with a password will help in this case and you can also choose the most secure and recent form of encryption available. You should make sure to save updated information when prompted.

  • Avoid all suspicious links-

By tricking you into installing malware, cybercriminals can gain control over your device including webcam. It is advised to not to click on suspicious links in emails or download files sent by people you do not know. Only download attachments and click on links shared by people whom you trust.

  • Don’t chat with strangers online-

A cybercriminal might trick you into sharing your information or downloading malware that compromises your webcam. In case you get a request or call from a stranger, do disconnect it. Avoid over-sharing, by not sharing your picture, your home, or anything that might show a way to a stranger to your home.

How to temporarily disable Norton Antivirus and its Services

Norton antivirus program was designed to keep your computer safe and secure from the foreign attacks and the malicious files if they get downloaded somehow, but this antivirus program can sometimes interfere in the installation process of some of your desired software and programs or may be in the functionality of your web browser. In order to overcome this issue, you can disable Norton services for some time, get your programs installed and then re-enable these services again to stay safe and secure from the threats. setup Norton here-: www.norton.com/setup

 

To Disable Norton Antivirus and The Smart Firewall

Follow the given steps to disable Norton antivirus and its services like smart firewall:

  • In the bottom right corner of your screen, there is a small triangle icon in the task-bar, by which you can open up the Notification tray, click on it. You will find an icon of Norton, right click on this icon to open up a list of options related to the Norton ant viruses security.
  • In order to disable the firewall on a temporary basis, you have to click on Disable Smart Firewall. Use Select the duration in order to set the duration for this temporary to disable of the firewall and click on OK, it will activate. If you are not able to do any kind of task using Norton Antivirus, simply deactivate it and get your work done.

Note: If you disable the Smart Firewall it means that your computer is open and exposed to the threats and the malicious and viruses.

To Control the Norton Toolbar

  • If you are using Internet Explorer or the Firefox as your browser, you can disable Norton’s browser toolbar, in order to unlock some of the web sites disabled by the Norton. All you have to do is to click on the view, then select toolbars and un-check Norton Toolbar. And when you have to turn it on, simply recheck this box and it will be re-enabled. Now click on OK to save the changed settings.
  • To disable Norton toolbar in Google Chrome, click on the menu, select tools then choose Extensions. Under Extensions, You will find the option to enable and disable the Norton Toolbar. Disable it when you don’t want to use it and want to access all of those websites which Norton has disabled and simply turn it back on when you are done with those websites. visit for Norton setup: norton.com/setup.

How to Live Listen With Your iPhone and AirPods

Imagine you’re in a place where a group of people are talking, but you’re unable to hear the person you want to listen to and find yourself distracted. In this situation, you can take help of your iPhone ( iOS 12 and higher) and AirPods to listen to the person clearly and without any disturbance. This is all because of a feature called “Live Listen.” It makes your iPhone a microphone to enable you to hear clearly in difficult situations or in a noisy area. Set up “Live Listen” feature and place your iPhone nearby to the person you want to listen and hear what they are saying.

How to set up Your AirPods and iPhone or iPad for Live Listening

First, you must add controls into the Control Center of your iOS device before using Live Listening.

1.    Enter into the ‘Settings’ of the iPhone or iPad.

2.    Scroll down and click on ‘Control Central.’

3.    Click on ‘Customize Controls.’

4.    Click on ‘Hearing.’

Now the “Live Listen” feature and controls will get added into the Control center of your iPhone or iPad. With this, you can easily and quickly access and control whatever you need.

How to turn on and use the Live Listen with your iPhone or iPad and your AirPods

Before turning on Live Listening, make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected with your AirPods. Pair and connect your AirPods as usual.

1.    Bring up the ‘Control Center’ on your iOS device.

2.    Click ‘Live Listen’ (looks like an ear) icon.

3.    Click on ‘Live Listen’ for turning on Live Listening.

That’s it! The featured is turned on. Now you have to position your iPhone or iPad.

How to position an iOS device to get a clear sound quality

When you turn on Live Listening on your iPhone or iPad, it will start working as a microphone. To hear a person or an area clearly, you need to position your iOS device in such a way so that it can pick up the sound easily and directly.

•    Live Listening uses the microphone phone of your iPhone or iPad to capture the sound. The mike is at the bottom side of an iPhone, so position the bottom side of your iPhone or iPad toward the person or area you want to listen.

•    Try to place your iPhone or iPad as much as possible close to the person you want to hear.

•    Adjust the sound quality of your iPhone or iPad, so that you can better hear the person instead of other noise.

•    To get a better sound quality, adjust and set the volume of your AirPods to the middle or slightly above the middle.

How to turn off the Live Listen on your iPhone or iPad

If you want to turn off the Live Listen, then you can simply click the red colored banner located at the upper side of the screen and click ‘Live Listen.’

You may also turn it off from the control center, here is how.

1.    Bring up the ‘Control Center’ on your iOS device.

2.    Click on the ‘Live Listen’ icon.

3.    Click on the ‘Live Listen’ to turn off Live Listening.

That’s it! Hear what you want clearly, even in a noisy environment.

John Martin is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as norton.com/setup.

How to remove all apps and app data from iCloud

As you download many apps on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, storage in your device as well as in iCloud tends to low. Since the apps, app data, and cache data are syncing to the iCloud. Although the purchased app doesn’t take any space in the iCloud storage; however their data do. You can delete these apps and app data manually from iCloud in the settings of iOS and from Storage in desktop. You can also hide the apps from the ‘Purchased’ page.

How to remove apps and app data from iCloud on iOS

1.    Open your iOS device settings.

2.    Open ‘iCloud’ option.

3.    Sign in screen appear, if you aren’t already signed in.

4.    Enter your Apple account information to sign in.

5.    Tap on ‘Storage’ option.

6.    Tap on ‘Manage Storage.’

7.    List of apps using your iCloud storage with app data will appear.

8.    Under DOCUMENTS & DATA, tap on an app name to view its data.

9.    Tap ‘Edit’ text on the top.

10.    Tap ‘Delete’ button for the data you want to remove.

11.    Or, tap ‘Delete All’ option at the bottom to delete all the data of the app at once.

12.    Select another app and do the same for more apps.

13.    Tap ‘Manage Storage’ text at the top to manage more apps or backups.

14.    Tap on your device name under Backups to view backup data.

15.    Tap ‘Show App Apps’ option to view all the apps and their data.

16.    Disable the button for the app you don’t to backup.

Now, the app you disabled will not back up in the next iCloud backup. If you want to remove the backup data from the iCloud storage, tap ‘Delete Backup.’

How to remove apps and app data from iCloud on Mac

1.    Click the ‘Apple’ icon.

2.    Click ‘System Preferences’ in the Apple menu.

3.    Click ‘iCloud’.

4.    Click ‘Sign in,’ if you aren’t signed in.

5.    Enter your Apple account information to sign in.

6.    Click the ‘Manage’ button at the bottom-right corner.

7.    List of apps and backups stored in your iCloud will appear.

8.    Click on an app from the list to view its data.

9.    Select the data you want to remove from the data list.

10.    Press the ‘Cmd’ button and click on the data to select.

11.    Click ‘Delete’ button at the lower-right corner of the data list panel.

12.    Click ‘Done.’

The data you delete will get removed, and the storage will clear from iCloud storage. If you want to remove all the data of the app at once, click ‘Delete All.’

How to remove apps and app data from iCloud on Windows

1.    Click ‘Start.’

2.    And search for iCloud.

3.    Click on ‘iCloud’ to open it.

4.    Click ‘Account’ for sign in with your iCloud account.

5.    Enter your Apple account information to sign in.

6.    After sign in, click ‘Storage’ near the lower right side.

7.    List of apps and backups stored in your iCloud will appear.

8.    Click on an app from the list to view its data.

9.    Select the data you want to remove from the data list.

10.    Press ‘Ctrl’ button and click on the data to select.

11.    Click ‘Delete’ button at the lower-right corner of the data list panel.

12.    Click the ‘Delete’ button on the confirming prompt.

13.    Click ‘Done.’

The data you delete will remove, and the storage will clear from iCloud storage. If you want to remove all the data of the app at once, click ‘Delete All.’

How to hide an app from your Apple Account

1.    Open ‘App Store’.

2.    Tap ‘Updates/Purchased’ tab.

3.    Tap ‘My Purchased.’

4.    Swipe left on the app you want to hide.

5.    Tap ‘HIDE’.

That’s it! Hiding an app will not free up any space in iCloud. If you want to hide your purchased apps, you can use the above steps.

John Smith is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at : norton.com/setup

How to convert eBook file formats directly on your device

EBooks are available in lots of file types and formats; it’s difficult to deals with all of them with an app or device. Different eBook file formats require a different eBook reader program or device. Not all devices and applications support all types or formats of eBooks. It’s not necessary that the book you read on your computer will work on your other device. However, there are some file formats that most of the reader software and devices support. So, to read your eBooks on all of your devices and readers, you can convert it into a standard file format. Although, many online file converters can convert file format of your eBook, what if you don’t have Wi-Fi or cellular data? Here are some offline ways to convert eBook file formats.

Using Calibre-Ebook management

This is a free app also a best eBook manager and converter. Calibre supports and converts most of the type of eBook formats.

Input formats Calibre supports: HTML, CBZ, CBC, EPUB, LRF, ODT, PRC, PML, RTF, TCR, TXT, SNB, RB, PDB, PDF, MOBI, LIT, FB2, CHM, and CBR.

Output formats: TXT, TCR, SNB, PDF, RB, PML, PDB, MOBI, LRF, LIT, OEB, FB2, EPUB.

Tips: To download Calibre eBook manager and converter in your PC, visit “calibre-ebook.com.”

Steps to adding eBooks in Calibre:

1.    Open the app.

2.    Click ‘Add books’ in the top corner.

3.    Browse your eBooks.

4.    Select and click ‘Open.’

EBooks have been added to the Calibre library. Now you can open, read, and also convert them.

Steps to convert eBooks with Calibre:

1.    Open your Calibre library.

2.    Select the eBook from the library you want to convert.

3.    Right click on the eBook to convert.

4.    Go to ‘Convert books.’

5.    Select ‘Convert individually’ (for one eBook) or ‘Bulk convert’ (for multiple eBooks).

6.    Click the ‘Output format’ dropdown button.

7.    Select the output format for eBook in which you want to convert them.

8.    Click the ‘OK’ button to start conversion.

That’s it! The selected eBook(s) are converted into your selected output format. Now, you can open and read the eBooks in the new format, to view files: right-click in the library and select ‘View.’

Converting eBooks with an eBook reader

You can also convert an eBook file format by sending it to an eBook reader such as Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or other. Calibre determines the file format your eBook reader supports and converts the eBooks you’re sending to it automatically into a compatible format.

1.    Connect your computer with an eBook reader.

2.    Calibre will delete the eBook reader and scan it.

3.    Open your Calibre library.

4.    Select the eBook(s) you want to convert or read into your eBook reader.

5.    Right click on selected eBooks.

6.    Go to ‘Send to device.’

7.    And, select your eBook reader.

That’s it! Once your eBooks are sent to the eBook reader, you can open and read them on it. These are the offline methods to convert eBook file formats or types. For converting online, just search on Google, you’ll get various online converters for converting a file format into other.

Stephen Strange is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

The best security for your Kindle Fire tablet

Norton is an excellent security solution to protect you in this era. Moreover, it is a good value for money ensuring excellent malware protection without hurting system performance.

Norton offers three layers of protection including signature matching. The protection is strengthened by the analysis formula as it controls the behavior of software and checks the code of new programs to detect unknown malware before it affects your devices.

Highlights-

  • Reliable files and data storage.
  • Blocking of illegitimate software programs.
  • Flexible scanning.
  • User-friendly interface, and
  • Decent variety of packages that suits your pocket.

If you try to access a website with a virus in it, Norton would block the access showing a warning sign. When you try to download an infected file, Norton would also warn you as well as stop the downloading process.

Kindle Fire tablet

Viruses are moved to another folder to prevent them from harming your device. Every time an infected file is stopped, Norton would inform you where the threat was going to install itself on the computer.

Virus protection for Kindle Fire Tablet

If you install Norton through norton.com/setup on your Kindle Fire tablet, you will gain access to protect your tablet from dangerous malware. The program is user-friendly and the majority of its users do not face any problem using it. The installation process is not so complicated. You just need to visit www.norton.com/setup from the device which you want to secure.

When it comes to installing applications on your Kindle Fire, your best bet is the Amazon Appstore, which is built by keeping your tablet in mind. The Amazon Appstore offers several antivirus programs for free. These programs include Norton Mobile Security for the Kindle Fire, Avast! Mobile Security and Norton AntiVirus Free. In case you don’t find it easily, you can also download it from Google play store.

Unfortunately, Norton security cannot be downloaded on Kindle Fire HD. As consumers keep seeking convenience, they can protect themselves by taking certain safety measures.

One should always protect everything with a strong password, keep the device updated, use full server internet security suite, manage social media settings, strengthen the home network and always take measures to help protect you against identity theft.

Many subscription plans allow you to extend your Norton protection to multiple devices at no additional cost which makes it the best antivirus to secure your device.

Reasons Why Should You Use Norton Mobile Security on Your Android Device

 

100% Detection Rate
A standout amongst the most critical highlights that characterize the nature of an antivirus scanner is its capacity to identify malware. Antivirus applications with poor recognition rates are unsafe, as they give clients a false conviction that all is well with the world. Tragically, numerous Android clients’ guard is entirely reliant on an application that offers this trademark.

Norton’s 100% recognition rate additionally gives you genuine feelings of serenity. Notwithstanding when introduced sometime later, you can make sure that any malware that may as of now be on your gadget will be distinguished. One of the issues that tormented antivirus scanners in the past was their powerlessness to identify the malware as of now tainting your device. In any case, with Norton Mobile Security, on the off chance that it says your device is free of any malware, you know it is coming clean.

Application Scanning Before Installation
One of the more elite highlights of Play Protect is the capacity to filter applications before establishment. By learning of the evil idea of an application previously, you can stay away from all potential inconvenience by not introducing it by any stretch of the imagination.

At the point when this component is joined with Norton’s 100% recognition rate, you can make sure you will never be the casualty of a malware-tainted application from the Play Store. Norton will caution you to a risky claim, which you can abstain from introducing.

Ant-Theft Protection
Norton Mobile Security is something other than an antivirus scanner. It accompanies instruments to shield your gadget from criminals lurking to take away your telephone. Incorporated into the Norton Mobile Security application is the capacity to bolt your device remotely. Utilizing either a program or an instant message, you can lockout interlopers from your cell phone notwithstanding when your telephone isn’t in your ownership.

Application Lock
For extra security, Norton enables you to make a virtual safe to bolt applications independently. Whenever empowered, you can require either a PIN, an example, or a unique mark to open access to specific applications. Norton even makes proposals to which applications need the insurance, for example, your display to secure your photos.

Extensive Web Security
Norton knows about the threats of the web and needs to ensure its clients while they peruse the Internet. This is the reason it utilizes layered security to give far-reaching assurance. These incorporate Wi-Fi Security, Web Protection, Link Guard, Safe Search, and Wi-Fi Privacy.

Wi-Fi Security filters the remote system you are right now on, ensuring it requires a secret word and uses the most grounded encryption accessible. Norton setup will alarm you if the system meets these gauges and prescribe you don’t utilize the system. Without these arrangements, the system can undoubtedly be endangered, and an unapproved client can catch your information.

At long last, Wi-Fi Privacy suppliers clients access to a safe VPN to utilize when perusing the web. Mainly when using open Wi-Fi systems, a VPN will scramble your information make it hard to decode. It has an extra expense ($4.99 every month for one gadget). However, it is an important instrument to secure your information when utilizing the web.

How to activate the Dark theme on Android Pie – Norton.com/setup

Use the Night light feature on your Android Smartphone to use it in dim light. The feature changes the light of your Android device, makes it yellowish, and makes it more comfortable to use the phone in the dark. The dark mode also protects your eyes from light and helps you to sleep more comfortably. You can also enable the dark mode on an individual app.

How to activate the Dark Theme on Android Pie

Also known as Android 9, Android Pie is the newest Android version released recently. The Pie version comes with lots of new features. The operating system also has some battery saving feature like Adaptive Battery and Dark theme.

1.    Enter into the ‘Settings’ of your Pie device.

2.    Go to ‘Display’ settings.

3.    Tap and expand the ‘Advanced’ option.

4.    Tap on ‘Device theme.’

5.    On the pop-up menu, select ‘Dark.’

You’ll see the app drawer, notification panel, and other places in the dark theme. This will also enhance the battery performance of the phone.

To restore the default theme:

1.    Repeat the above steps and go to ‘Device theme.’

2.    Select ‘Automatic/Light’ which you want.

How to activate dark mode on your Android Messages

If you’re using the official Android Messages app, then you can enable the dark mode to chat in the darkness or in the night to prevent eye strain.

1.    Open the Android ‘Messages’ app.

2.    Open ‘More option’ menu.

3.    From the options, tap ‘Enable dark mode.’

That’s it! The dark mode will activate. If you’re not getting the dark mode option on your app, make sure it is up to date. If you want to get the previous version back, repeat the above steps and tap ‘Disable dark mode.’

How to activate the dark theme on Google’s Phone app

You can change the white interface of your Phone app to the dark, here’s how.

1.    Open the ‘Phone’ app on your device.

2.    Open ‘More option’ menu.

3.    Open ‘Settings’.

4.    Select ‘Display options’.

5.    Scroll down to bottom.

6.    Use the switch next to ‘Dark theme.’

7.    Turn on the switch on to use the dark theme.

8.    Turn off to disable.

How to activate Night Light mode on your Android

If the option is available in the notification panel, you can enable it directly from there. If it is not, then you need to do it from the settings. Here both methods are given with simple steps.

How to enable the Night light mode from the Notification panel

To add the Night light mode button in the notification panel:

1.    Open the ‘Notification’ panel.

2.    Tap the ‘Pencil/edit’ icon.

3.    Tap and hold the ‘Night light’ button.

4.    Drag and add it to notification options.

Now, activate and deactivate the feature from the notification panel.

1.    Open the ‘Notification’ panel.

2.    Tap the ‘Night light’ button to activate and deactivate the feature.

How to enable the Night light mode from settings

1.    Open ‘Settings’.

2.    Open ‘Display’ settings.

3.    Select ‘Night light.’

4.    Toggle the sliding button of “Night Light” to turn the feature on and off.

5.    Move the slider of “Intensity” to adjust intensity. That’s it! Use the feature to protect your eyes and save battery.

About us : 

Joey Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Procedure to create back up for Photos or iPhoto Library:

Photographs and video clips of your near and dear ones are some of the most important data that you store on your computer. What you don’t want is all these items getting deleted or removed unintentionally.

It is also possible that your system files may get corrupted and you may need to format your Mac, but by doing so, you may lose all your data and all your memories may leave you forever. setup Norton here: norton.com/setup.create back up for Photos or iPhoto Library

You don’t need to worry about any such occurrence if you have a backup file for your pictures and videos. The only thing you need to keep in mind is to keep this backup of your essential data on a regular basis.

If you have recently transferred your photos from iPhoto app, you may require keeping multiple backup files for the total security of your photos and videos as you don’t want to lose on those precious memories.

 

Using Time Machine Application:

If you work on Apple’s Time Machine application, you may not need to worry as your data saved in Photos and the iPhotos application will be directly backed up. This action will be performed directly by the Time Machine backup.

Although backing up your data by using Time Machine is quite a secure feature, but you may still consider creating an additional backup for assuring the absolute safety of your data.

Your backed up data is not insecure in Time Machine, but it has a default feature of removing very old data to create space for newer files which makes your archived files quite vulnerable.

However, this just provides an anchor for you by means of which you can ascertain your current system situation. In case your system malfunctions or you undergo the need to format it, you can still return to the present condition of your system. However, it becomes a significant concern for the user if he/she desires to keep those files for an extended period of time.

Backing up photos manually:

On your Mac, you can also backup your image library utilized by iPhoto on to a pen drive or an external storage drive or else you can preferably use a backup app to execute it for you. You can refer to the below-mentioned steps for creating a backup manually:

  • From the sidebar, Launch the “Pictures” folder.
  • Spot the “Photos library or iPhoto library” in the pictures folder and copy the library, pasting it on the external hard drive or your pen drive.
  • Follow the same steps every time you upload new photos to your library and always remember to name them separately in order to distinguish them from your previous archived files.
  • You can ensure that your photos and your memories stay by making additional backup files by following these steps and getting rid of any potential risk of losing them. Secure your device with Norton www.norton.com/setup