Change Your IP Webcam's Default Password, If You Haven't Already

Change Your IP Webcam's Default Password, if You Haven't Already

Most of us are good about actively changing the passwords we use on a regular basis, but if you have an IP webcam that's constantly connected to the internet, it's important to take its security into account too. Make sure you're using a strong password, and you change it regularly. One web site is live streaming from 73,000 cameras worldwide to prove it, so if you haven't, change yours now.

Insecam streams from thousands of cameras all over the world Some of these streams show outdoor footage, but there are plenty that show inside people's bedrooms and living rooms.

So let this be a scary reminder: If you have an IP webcam, change its password now. And while you're at it, double check any other default passwords on your internet-connected hardware and change those as well.

A Creepy Website Is Streaming From 73,000 Private Security Cameras [Gizmodo]


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