Why was my video camera light a bright Red instead of the usual green?
I was using my laptop to do a private Skype video call while I was away from my home. I noticed that while I was on the video call, the light located next to the camera (which is built in to the laptop) was a bright RED instead of the usual green color. I just can't figure out why! I did an Avast scan afterwards and everything checked out good. When I did another video call, on a different day, the light was back to green again.
I just can't figure this out. I'm worried someone might have somehow been able to get into my laptop and record this one video call. Is that even possible to do on an Asus laptop during a private Skype video call? (since they are encrypted) Would THAT cause the green light to change to a Red one? Or, if I did something wrong then I really want to know so I don't do it again. And if it's a sign that my laptop camera is breaking down, I need to know so I can do something to save it.
Has anyone else had this happen too? And what caused it to change?