Or you can just take a college course on how to do it. You can't buy an Apple laptop these days without a built-in camera. Sometimes they're practically invisible: The Mac Book Air's built-in camera is "so smartly integrated, you hardly notice it's there," brags Apple.
That said, almost all laptops have a light that turns on whenever the camera is on—a feature that hackers can't disable since it's controlled electronically, not programmatically. Most scammers are interested in money, and video of someone's slack-jawed mug isn't going to yield much cash.
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Stealing documents and logging keystrokes—that I understand.
Back Orifice is still available for download, and beginners can find instructions on how to write their own programs with a simple Google search.
It's one thing to read the Dalai Lama's IM conversations. Ghost Net might be the most prominent example yet of webcam infiltration, but it's certainly not the first.