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Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras
11-07-2014, 03:21 AM #1
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A site linked to 73,011 unsecured security camera locations in 256 countries to illustrate the dangers of using default passwords. If default usernames and passwords are not changed on cameras by the manufacturers Foscam, Linksys, Panasonic, some listed only as “IP cameras,” as well as AvTech and Hikvision DVRs, then owners are awaiting some creeper to turn the “security surveillance footage” meant for protection into an invasion of privacy.

Quote:Yesterday I stumbled onto a site indexing 73,011 locations with unsecured security cameras in 256 countries …unsecured as in “secured” with default usernames and passwords. The site with an IP address from Russia is further broken down into insecure security cameras by the manufacturers Foscam, Linksys, Panasonic, some listed only as “IP cameras,” as well as AvTech and Hikvision DVRs. 11,046 of the links were to U.S. locations, more than any other country; one link could have up to eight or 16 channels, meaning that’s how many different security camera views were displayed on one page
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http://www.networkworld.com/article/2844...words.html

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11-07-2014, 12:22 PM #2
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Okay, that's pretty damn disturbing. It's really up to the users to secure these cameras, same as for wireless routers.
Amazing how many of those are unsecured as well.

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11-07-2014, 12:27 PM #3
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(11-07-2014, 12:22 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Okay, that's pretty damn disturbing. It's really up to the users to secure these cameras, same as for wireless routers.
Amazing how many of those are unsecured as well.

Gotta love free wifi.

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