Russian website streaming hundreds of cameras in Canada

Russian website streaming hundreds of cameras in Canada

Postby ferri » Dec 14th, 2017, 7:49 am

This is kind of scary.

The Toronto-area dental office didn’t know it but the security camera in its waiting room were being streamed live on the Internet.

Anyone could log on to the website and watch as patients came and went. Front-desk staff answering phones and working on their computers entering patient information.

It could be a serious breach of patient privacy. But it’s more than that – unsecured cameras also leave the entire network open for virtual intruders.


https://globalnews.ca/news/3900530/cana ... ed-to-know
“When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don't take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.” ― Michael Josephson

3 people like this post.
User avatar
ferri
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 44739
Likes: 14881 posts
Liked in: 9382 posts
Joined: May 11th, 2005, 2:21 pm

Re: Russian website streaming hundreds of cameras in Canada

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 14th, 2017, 8:28 am

And people are choosing to use Google Home Mini and other similar devices.



826218CE-1A4B-4103-958D-947442977624.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

7 people like this post.
User avatar
TreeGuy
Moderator
 
Posts: 2912
Likes: 1554 posts
Liked in: 2942 posts
Joined: Oct 9th, 2005, 9:02 pm
Location: Westbank

Re: Russian website streaming hundreds of cameras in Canada

Postby fz6adventure » Dec 15th, 2017, 7:33 am

Coming soon to city near you Kelowna!

ferri likes this post.
fz6adventure
Board Meister
 
Posts: 542
Likes: 845 posts
Liked in: 565 posts
Joined: Feb 25th, 2007, 4:43 pm

Re: Russian website streaming hundreds of cameras in Canada

Postby Even Steven » Dec 15th, 2017, 9:59 am

Let me guess. The cameras installed were capable of streaming the video but the moron who installed it left them unsecured. Virtually anybody could see them and a website is simply collecting all cameras in one spot. Kinda like installing WiFi router that anybody can join in.

ferri likes this post.
Even Steven
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2877
Likes: 190 posts
Liked in: 2089 posts
Joined: Mar 24th, 2015, 6:20 pm

Re: Russian website streaming hundreds of cameras in Canada

Postby Poindexter » Dec 15th, 2017, 12:37 pm

TreeGuy wrote:And people are choosing to use Google Home Mini and other similar devices.


Fear not, Alex Jones is on the case in this hilarious battle between artificial intelligence and no intelligence. :laugh:

User avatar
Poindexter
Guru
 
Posts: 5948
Likes: 3961 posts
Liked in: 4530 posts
Joined: May 26th, 2008, 10:44 am


Return to World

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot], Omnitheo and 0 guests