I saw a story on CNN (which I almost never watch) about a growing trend… an alarming trend. I bring it to your attention so that you can take steps to guard against a really nasty hack.
It is possible to receive an email that has a trojan horse in it. Once on your computer, the hacker can access your webcam and… stream it or take images. Those images can then be used to blackmail you into doing more and horrible things.
Be aware of this. These interwebs are changing our lives in positive ways, but bad people figure out how to do old bad things in new horrible ways. The force multiplier that is the internet can ruin lives, not just improve them.
Be careful, people, about your emails. Be careful with what you click and send. You would do well to treat your devices with a measure of wariness.