Creepy website live-streams video of private bedrooms via webcams and security camerasBy Mason White 2:38 PM November 10, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) People are unaware that strangers can see inside their homes at any given time, via their computers.
A creepy website has collected footage of over 73,000 cameras worldwide that are connected to the Internet.
Authorities said that people who not change their default passwords make the computers accessible to virtually anyone.
The website claims to feature feeds from cameras all over the world. The site also includes Google map locations, showing where the cameras are located.
They feature more than 11,000 homes in the United States, 4,770 in China, 3,359 in Mexico, 3,285 in France, 2,870 in Italy, and about 2,400 in the United Kingdom, and the list goes on.
The website’s domain was registered in Moscow, Russia.
On their website, the company wrote: “Sometimes administrators (possible you as well) forget to change default passwords like ‘admin:admin’ or ‘admin:12345’ on security surveillance system, online cameras or DVRs. Such online cameras are available for all Internet users.
“Here you can see thousands of such cameras located in cafes, shops, malls, industrial objects and bedrooms of all countries of the world. To browse cameras just select the country or camera type.
“This site has been designed in order to show the importance of the security settings. To remove your public camera from this site and make it private, all you need to do is change your camera password.”
Many cameras are being used as baby monitors and are now shared with the world. This website makes it extremely easy for people to watch hundreds of strange homes and bedrooms with just a click of the mouse.
Watching these camera is actually illegal, as it is a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the United States, because it involves hacking into someone’s password-protected account even if that password is the default setting.
It is easy to protect yourself from public view. Simply change the password of your electronic device.