Private CCTV and Webcams hacked

28th November 2014
Web surveillance camera. Spying and safety on the Internet

 

Is someone watching you right now?

The ICO has issued a warning as Russian website targets insecure webcams.

The danger of using weak passwords has been exposed again this month after a new website was launched that allows people to watch live footage from some of the insecure cameras across the world. The website, which is based in Russia, accesses the information by using the default login credentials, which are freely available online, for thousands of cameras.

The security experts from the ICO suggest you take the following action to avoid compromising your system

  • Change your default password
  • strong password.
  • Check all the available security settings
  • Secure all of your other devices with an internet connection

read full ICO guidance | see BBC news article

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