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For $28, you can hack into a stranger's internet-enabled webcam

By: mashable.com 1 year ago
For $28, you can hack into a stranger's internet-enabled webcam

If you have an web-connected camera, you should change your password ASAP. For just 188 yuan ($28), you can buy software that would allow you to hack into connected cameras, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV warns.  SEE ALSO: Apple's new acquisition wants to watch you while you sleep (but not in a creepy way) Such software can easily scan for and access vulnerable devices, which are commonly used as baby monitors and surveillance cameras in the home. Hackers in China have also set up large groups on social networks such as QQ, to offer usernames and passwords to compromised devices. (Left) A list of users offering a means to hack into webcams; (Middle) A user proffering means to hack into a webcam; (Right) Lewd pictures taken off webcams that are being used to advertise compromised webcamsImage: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable Read more...More about China, Cybersecurity, Webcams, Tech, and Cybersecurity

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If you have an web-connected camera, you should change your password ASAP.

For just 188 yuan ($28), you can buy software that would allow you to hack into connected cameras, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV warns. 

SEE ALSO: Apple's new acquisition wants to watch you while you sleep (but not in a creepy way)

Such software can easily scan for and access vulnerable devices, which are commonly used as baby monitors and surveillance cameras in the home.

Hackers in China have also set up large groups on social networks such as QQ, to offer usernames and passwords to compromised devices.

(Left) A list of users offering a means to hack into webcams; (Middle) A user proffering means to hack into a webcam; (Right) Lewd pictures taken off webcams that are being used to advertise compromised webcams

Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable Read more...

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