A detail in this innocuous Mark Zuckerberg photo reveals his deep paranoia about hackers.

A detail in this innocuous Mark Zuckerberg photo reveals his deep paranoia about hackers.
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Billionaire genius Mark Zuckerberg apparently has a fairly low-tech protection against hackers who might take control of his webcam or microphone: tape. Chris Olson, who works at tech company called Replicated, tweeted a few observations about a photo posted to the Zuck's Facebook on Tuesday.

Olson referenced a Wired article for anyone confused about the security measures, and the headline pretty much explains what Zuck's trying to avoid: "How To Keep The NSA From Spying Through Your Webcam."

You're probably looking for some dark-colored tape for your webcam right now. The Zuck approves. The hackers do not.

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As far as the audio goes, Wired explains that "muting the mic won't work, since it's possible for an intruder to unmute it. Your best defense is probably to insert a dummy plug into the microphone jack to prevent sound from being picked up by the internal mic."

So go get some tape, make yourself a dummy mic by "simply cutting off the unneeded portion of an old microphone plug," and be like Zuck. But without the billions of dollars. Or the over-scrutinized photos. Or the envy of the Winklevoss twins.

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The twins could not be reached for comment, but it's entirely possible they discovered this whole "tape over the camera" thing before Mark.

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