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Those log-in details are freely available online, leaving the unsecured cameras accessible to anyone.Many of the cameras have been installed in homes and businesses by people trying to improve security.In just a few minutes of browsing, users can find live footage from locations as varied as stores, parking lots and the interiors of countless private residences.

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As with anything else on the Internet, an immediate side effect is that online security becomes an issue the moment the connection goes active.

The central system monitoring the feeds might be secure, but often the cameras are not — either because they don't support passwords or because the user neglected to change the default one.

is doing just that, streaming footage from approximately 73,000 Internet-connected IP cameras around the world.

The majority appear to be from cameras running default security settings (like using "admin1" or "password" as a password).

The hacked cameras are located in 196 different countries, but the vast bulk of them are confined to a handful of nations; the United States, South Korea, China, Mexico, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Colombia, and India.

Anyone accessing the website can tune into footage being streamed by any unsecured camera simply by clicking on the link.S., including video of a baby sleeping in a cot in New Jersey.More than 2,000 cameras have been hacked in France, about 1,500 in the Netherlands, and thousands more in over 100 countries worldwide.The website claims its motive is to draw attention to the problem.A quick browse through the website reveals live streams from nearly 4,600 cameras in the U.While some are obviously meant to be publicly available, others appear to have been illegally accessed — as admitted on the website's homepage, which says it has "been designed to show the importance of the security settings." But from the ads littering the homepage, it may just be an opportunity to profit off of voyeurism.

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