Shodan has made it even easier for our inner voyeur to spy upon the open webcams of homes across the world -- but are the ramifications more pronounced than idle surveillance?
Launched in 2013, Shodan is a search engine used to find Internet of Things (Io T) connected devices around the world.
Could predators be spying on you and your kids through your computer's webcam? From thousands of miles away he broke into one family's laptop and turned on their webcam to view teen girls in their bedroom and in their dining room as the family ate dinner.
Authorities say criminals are now able to hack in and watch your every move -- without you ever knowing it. Now they can access your webcam remotely, watching your most intimate moments from the kitchen to the privacy of your own bedroom. "It took about three minutes" to hack into their system, Stickley told us. "Suddenly you're all over the Internet," Stickley said.
When used properly this is an amazing new tool for communication.
Users can see their grandmother in Texas from their living room in Oregon.
I'm frightened for them." Rossen Reports: Extreme identity thieves live as you So we took it up a notch, having our expert hack into the webcam in her daughter's upstairs bedroom, where they were waiting with our producer.Some of the risks of engaging in video chat include: The developments that are being put forward by web 2.0 on a daily basis are simply astounding and will continue to grow.Many of these new developments will connect us in ways never before dreamed of and with a safety based approach they will provide that much more happiness.Distance and cost are not as much of a concern with the integration of communication services through the Internet.
However, with the ease of sharing our private lives with friends and acquaintances, comes risk.
"It's scary," Chloe said when we explained our experiment.