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Old 01-26-2016, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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– Ever wonder how hackable your private webcams are? Not only are they hackable, there's an Internet of Things (IoT) search engine with a section devoted to webcam images, showing everything from cribs to kitchens to private laboratories, Ars Technica reports.

Called "creepy" by Quartz, the Shodan search engine can access webcams that have no password authentication and share video via Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP, port 554). That includes millions of insecure webcams, according to security researcher Dan Tentler. "

'Creepy' Search Engine Taps Into Private Webcams
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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No surprise at all John!!!
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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No surprise at all John!!!
Nope, because people don't concern themselves with reading the manual and properly securing their devices.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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This reminds me of the X-files the other night. Anybody catch the tape over Mulder's webcam?
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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This reminds me of the X-files the other night. Anybody catch the tape over Mulder's webcam?
Yup, I noticed that. Funny side story, had a customer drop their laptop off for service, opened the lid and he had tape over his camera, clear scotch tape...
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:16 PM
 
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Hehehe pretty stupid!! (Might blur it a little)
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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I have electrical tape over mine...
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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Calling that a hack is like saying someone who starts a car is a mechanic.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Yeah, I wouldn't say your webcam is hacked because you don't change the default login info. It's kind of like saying someone hacked your WiFi because you didn't turn on security.
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