It was only a while ago that the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was seen with his personal laptop that had been taped on a microphone and the webcam lens. While some might dismiss this as being paranoid the truth is it is one of the basic security measure. Hackers have earlier accessed many devices with the help of Trojans and once they have the access it is not difficult to use the webcam or the microphone. The process called “ratting” was first spotted on leaked documents by Edward Snowden.
Unlike Mr. Zuckerberg, most of us might not exactly be a high-value target but considering how much of our financial details rests on our laptop’s it is always better to take precautions. While covering the mic and webcam is not necessarily a difficult task, Nope 2.0 just promises to protect you in a better way. This Kickstarter project has taken the cue and introduced a small and simple elegant magnetic privacy shield for desktops, mobiles, laptops and also tablets.
3 things about this photo of Zuck:
Camera covered with tape
Mic jack covered with tape
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— Chris Olson (@topherolson) June 21, 2016
While tape might make your laptop stick out like a sore thumb, the Nope 2.0 doesn’t look out of the place. The very fact that the shield is magnetic in nature will ensure that it doesn’t just peel away, something that can be associated with the stickers. The shield is just 4.5mm thick which means that it would not meddle with your laptop while closing the lid. As an additional layer of protection, the shield has been fitted with silicone on both the sides. The shield is made up of a thin sheath of magnet creating a hinge and eventually allowing for a small degree of movement.
The Nope 2 can be yours for as little as $5 and all you need to do is pledge your support on the Kickstarter page. Despite being a simple device the Nope 2.0 is designed to help safeguard your privacy.