Hacked webcams: Is your home next?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

  2. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Webcams have always creeped me out a bit. I wouldn't have any but of course they are built in to every puter we have. I taped a piece of paper over all of them.
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    I have a little baseball sticker over mine. [winkthumb]
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  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

  5. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I've got a piece of electrical tape over mine when not in use(trying to get some footage of the animals doing weird/funny stuff). Am careful to try and do it in a non-revealing location too, where you can't see anything important/identifiable in the background.
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  6. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator


    OPSEC :D
  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I have a naked pick of.... my wiener...dog over the camera... Not really... but that would be pretty funny :D
  8. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I am telling you, no one wants to hack my web camera, what is seen could never be unseen. Permanent damage. Hack at your own risk. Can't be held responsible for what you see:D
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    This whole issue is because most Folks have NO IDEA, how the technology they buy, and install, actually works... They just plug this stuff in, and it just works, SO they do NOT consider the UnIntended Consequences, of the use of such devices. I have a bunch of WebCams, that watch things around the AoO, and they are ALL accessible over the Internet. I choose to make them addressable, on very None-Standard Ports, and via VPN, thru my local Firewall, and Encrypted, end to end, from VERY specific Devices.
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  10. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Similar setup here for our security cams, but there are very few times we require access over the web. If not needed, they are not accessible, as in physically unlinked from the net.
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  11. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I have a system that i have pieced together. I purchased these little b/w monitors and weather resistant cameras from walmart years ago. I think i paid 70.00 or 80.00 per. It is crude but they cover the three areas i consider important. I can see the monitors from my bed. I also have a baby monitor i put into the garage and can here what it up in there. I question the wisdom of having internet access of the security monitors in your home unless you really know what you are doing and i do not. My system is crude but it has proven itself and uses very little power and absolutely can not be hacked.
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