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psst, wanna watch private CCTV ?

Postby DaFoxx » Mon May 20, 2013 11:34 am

http://www.shodanhq.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22524274

I'm watching a live video feed of people visiting a cafe in London.

It's a small, busy place and is doing a good trade in tea, coffee and cakes. That woman has dropped some money. A child is running around. Later, another customer thinks they have got the wrong change.

Nothing too gripping, you might think, except that the feed should be private, seen only by the cafe's managers. Somebody forgot to click a box so now anyone who knows where to look can watch.

That CCTV feed is just one of many inadvertently put online. Finding them has got much easier thanks to search engines such as Shodan that scour the web for them. It catalogues hundreds every day.

"Shodan makes it easier to perform attacks that were historically difficult due to the rarity of the systems involved," Alastair O'Neill from the Insecurety computer security research collective told the BBC. "Shodan lowers the cost of enumerating a network and looking for specific targets."

It is not just CCTV that has been inadvertently exposed to public scrutiny. Search engines are revealing public interfaces to huge numbers of domestic, business and industrial systems.

Mr O'Neill and other researchers have found public control interfaces for heating systems, geo-thermal energy plants, building control systems and manufacturing plants.

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Re: psst, wanna watch private CCTV ?

Postby Aspman » Fri May 24, 2013 3:25 pm

IP cameras have been vulnerable to this stuff since they were first produced.
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Re: psst, wanna watch private CCTV ?

Postby DaFoxx » Fri May 24, 2013 3:57 pm

Aspman wrote:IP cameras have been vulnerable to this stuff since they were first produced.


so you admit it WAS you looking :hysterical:
but didn't think they had CCTV in the fields Asp :P
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Re: psst, wanna watch private CCTV ?

Postby Aspman » Sun May 26, 2013 10:12 pm

Live stock can be very valuable and there are some strange people out there

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/ ... om-1.95970
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