Perhaps Hamer was just the first accessible target in a lurker’s search results. If you can password protect it, choose a strong password. Io T devices are notorious for shipping with default passwords that are easily discovered by crooks.
Assume that using a default password with an an internet-connected device is the same as using no password at all.
But that’s when the hacker who’d taken control of the webcam decided to ramp up the interactive aspect of his creepiness with a greeting: What restraint! Over dinner, a friend wondered how it was possible. As we mulled what little evidence we have, we agreed that the “suck my d*ck” at the end sounded more like the stock response of a socially inept adolescent being rebuffed than something scripted. The truth is we don’t know, but our instinct is that it’s real. We decided to put the camera down 1 times with the lens to the wall. In 2014, we wrote about a site that offered feeds from baby monitors in nurseries, as well as from security webcams delivering live feeds from bedrooms, offices, shops, restaurants, bars, swimming pools and gymnasiums. During dinner, I was amazed at a friend of mine who wondered how this was possible.. In fact, there are sites where e-marauders can choose from a variety of feeds being pirated from devices.