Passwords for webcams

To remove your public camera from this site and make it private the only thing you need to do is to change your camera password.

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Now, thanks to a site that’s making extremely dubious white-hat claims about pointing out the dangers of not changing default passwords on IP cameras, it’s clear exactly how far into our lives e-marauders can get: besides feeds from baby monitors in nurseries around the world, the site allows strangers to spy on people via security webcams delivering live feeds from bedrooms, other rooms in residential homes, offices, shops, restaurants, bars, swimming pools and gymnasiums.

The site, Insecam.com, claims to tap into the direct feeds of hundreds of thousands of private cameras secured with default passwords from 152 countries – including, for example, Thailand, Sudan, the Netherlands, the UK, the US, Bolivia, Korea, and China.

There are many commercially available keyloggers in the underground market and, unfortunately, using them is fairly easy, requiring little technical knowledge.

In spite of the increased use of specialized tools, the keylogger remains a common, and quite potentially damaging, tool," the researchers said.

Mind you, as the site itself points out, it doesn’t require “hacking” to find unsecured video feeds online.

Last modified 07-Mar-2018 11:34