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"The problem’s not just restricted to IP devices, but to any device that has a connection to the Internet.
This includes devices that connect via a home router, such as baby monitors or webcams. A blog post by the ICO provides a list of simple steps that guard against internet-connected webcams being hijacked.
The site streams live footage ranging from CCTV networks to built-in cameras from baby monitors.
Social media users commented on the X-rated footage, with one writing: ‘When I was 15 I was still playing with dolls.’ Another, called Laura Santos, added: ‘They just chose a different place that’s all and didn’t cause any public order offence.David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, commented: "The fact that a website is able to stream footage from thousands of cameras, illustrates the risks that consumers are taking by not changing the default passwords on camera enabled devices.It only takes a minute to change a password, and the longer it is left unchanged, the greater the chance that the device will be compromised." A related threat means that malware on computers can turn PCs into tools for online Peeping Toms.The warning follows the creation of a website that allows voyeurs to watch live footage from insecure cameras located around the world.The website, which is based in Russia, accesses the cams using the default login credentials, which are freely available online for thousands of devices.