[SingCERT] Unsecured Webcams Online

Published on Monday, 10 November 2014 20:22

[ Background ]

A site, known as Insecam, has listed more than 73,000 unsecured webcams and is currently broadcasting the feeds/surveillance footage over the Internet. 

Insecam claims that they've been able to access the feeds because owners have not changed their passwords from the generic ones that come with the devices – like 1234, or admin.

[ Recommendations ]

As part of personal cyber security measures, users with such cameras are strongly urged to immediately:

  • Change the default password of the webcam. Users may refer to GoSafeOnline to create a strong password for the webcam.
  • Set a strong password for the webcam if it doesn’t come with a password by default.

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