How to Disable Your Webcam (and Why You Should). Is someone spying on you through the WebCam attached to your computer? Nowadays, who knows? This article struck me as a stretch; but, if it is possible to hack a computer to turn on the webcam without the warning light coming on (news to me), anything is possible. If you are worried about it, there are some simple ways that you can disable the camera when you aren't using it. If you seldom Skype or use Google Hangouts, my favorite solution is to just unplug the USB external camera. If your notebook or tablet has a camera on it, just put a little piece of opaque tape over it when you aren't using it. As the article points out, there are even clip on products for less than $10 that can be put over the camera lens. Read the article. Make your own decision.