Breached webcam and baby monitor site flagged by watchdogs

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Dermot7, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30121159
     
  2. Veeshush

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    Haven't been this disturbed in a while. I really feel for all those who have no idea their crib cams are open to the entire internet to watch. What a sick irony.
     
  3. mirimir

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    Yes, it is sick :(

    Manufacturers are liable here, in my opinion.
     
  4. chrisretusn

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    Why the manufactures?

    If I buy a web cam to install in my babies room and I have the tech savvy to install it my self, I should be smart enough to properly secure it. Reading the instructions helps too.

    If I hire someone to do this, that is another issue. They should be responsible for ensuring my setup is secured.

    This web site simply consolidates what is already out there.
     
  5. mirimir

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    To me it's analogous to product defects in vehicles and such. There should at least be prominent warnings.
     
  6. deBoetie

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    I've looked at doing this in the past, and baulked because I reckon the architecture's wrong, and the security of what the manufacturers do is a joke (thanks Wilders!). The solution is NOT better passwords. I'm working on a Raspberry Pi alternative which will be far more secure.

    Incidentally, I fear this is the tip of the iceberg, with many wearable fitness devices and IoT stuff coming out that publishes - in a weak way - stuff to the cloud. It's true it doesn't have the immediate creepiness of the images or video, but is very dangerous.

    Meanwhile, when I read:

    UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said he wanted to "sound a general alert", warning "there are people out there who are snooping".

    I immediately thought - yes indeed there are - GCHQ, who's disgusting snooping on Yahoo webcams doesn't seem to have raised much outcry.
     
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