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A new website based in Russia is streaming video live from thousands of private webcams around the world, including images of babies and hospital patients. Hackers accessed the cameras by using default passwords set by the manufacturers, British officials said Thursday. Those log-in details are freely available online, leaving the unsecured cameras accessible to anyone.

Source: CNN

Date: November 20th, 2014

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1) This seems to be a simple case of the default passwords not being changed. This is a VERY common security flaw in many, many systems, including routers and databases. How could a piece of technology be shipped with settings that are not “default” and freely available on the internet?

2) What are some ways you could legitimately make money around the problems cited here in this video?

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