THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Russians spying on internet-linked CCTV (Closed Circuit TV)
Yes this can very easily be you!
Authorities have uncovered a major breach of internet linked CCTV, webcams and even baby monitors. The issue concerns a Russian website which is streaming live footage from internet-linked systems across 250 countries. Many small businesses use systems of this kind as it gives owners remote access to their CCTV, however many users do not change the default password on systems or have no password at all. It is this oversight rather than hacking that is giving the Russian site access. Security experts advise that anyone using internet-linked camera systems should switch off remote access if it’s not needed and use a robust password. Passwords should not be words associated with the user, preferably not words in the dictionary and ideally made up of lower and upper case letters, numbers and symbols. The longer the password can be, the harder it will be to guess or crack.