cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Rift sensors can be hacked and are always on

Greyhawk101
Protege
See this post https://twitter.com/DShankar/status/823996138558586880?s=09 . Apparently the cameras can be easily hacked. We need an on/off switch on them or a more visible on/off light I think.
46 REPLIES 46

kevink808
Superstar
I agree. I don't want Oculus seeing my shitty Star Wars t-shirt.
Rift-S, Quest 128GB, GO 64GB.

Greyhawk101
Protege
haah 🙂

CaptainInfamous
Protege
Ouch lol

TwoHedWlf
Expert Trustee
This is horrible, how will I properly charge the voyeurs for watching my fishtank and me playing video games if they hack my sensors?

Greyman
Superstar
Just put a sock over each of your sensors.  Job done  🙂

TwoHedWlf
Expert Trustee

Greyman said:

Just put a sock over each of your sensors.  Job done  🙂


Fresh one or crunchy?

Zenbane
MVP
MVP
Yikes! Bad news for the VR Porn end-user  :#

elboffor
Consultant
So let's get this straight.
If I download and install a program from a porn site (always known for trustworthy applocations), there is a risk that while I'm watching my favourite 5 minute clip from "straight to the A" there's a chance someone could be beating off watching me beat off?
That's hot, makes me wanna beat off...
This is my forum signature.
There are many others like it, but this is mine.

Zenbane
MVP
MVP

elboffor said:

So let's get this straight.
If I download and install a program from a porn site (always known for trustworthy applocations), there is a risk that while I'm watching my favourite 5 minute clip from "straight to the A" there's a chance someone could be beating off watching me beat off?
That's hot, makes me wanna beat off...


Yes that is actually entirely possible. Of course, someone would first have to hack in to your home network, then your computer, then exploit the Rift firmware.

None of those are impossible. But with some intrusion monitoring, either network based or host based or both, you should be okay.

If you're like me though, you have a laptop without any camera for such joyous occasions.