Can someone hijack your webcam to spy on you? Answer: YesSubmitted by meekandmild on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:10
From the mailbag: "I've heard a hacker could access my webcam and watch me in front of my computer. Could this really happen?"
The answer is "yes" -- it's technically possible for someone to do this, including this recent case of this happening -- though it's not very likely, statistically speaking.
Still, if you’re concerned about someone accessing your webcam to see (and hear) you through your computer, there are a few things you can do to minimize the odds of it happening.