Jenni Cam was one of the first web sites that continuously and voluntarily surveyed a private life.
Her first webcam contained only black-and-white images of her in the dorm room.
"People never change their router's wireless password — it's a rarity," said Trend Micro chief cybersecurity officer Tom Kellermann.
"Change that, because that's the gate-keeper to everything that connects to your home network." Chuvakin agreed: "Don't use standard passwords that come with the router." Right now, nothing is forcing device makers to improve built-in security, which ought to change, said experts.
For example, the FTC could mandate that webcam makers ship cameras that require users to set their own login credentials, rather than allowing default usernames and passwords to be applied.
"Can the regulator make the good thing easier and the wrong — risky thing — harder?
Shodan's home page touts the service as "the search engine for power plants, refrigerators and webcams," among other things.
Matherly was quick to point out that the company is not specifically focused on webcams.
Or perhaps you're into a specific street corner in Guangzhou China? Full access to over 1,000 webcams — Of course, tech-savvy spies have always been able to tap into unsecured webcams or hack into poorly protected devices, but the new feature on Shodan makes it easier than ever for anyone to browse a library of webcams that have not been password protected.Unlike later for-profit webcam services, Sources stated that Jenni Cam received over 100 million visitors weekly.Nate Lanxon of CNET said "remember this is 1996 and the Web as we know it now had barely lost its virginity, let alone given birth to the God-child we know as the modern Internet." On April 3, 1996, during her junior year at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the 19-year-old Ringley installed a webcam in her college dorm room, and provided images from that cam on a webpage.If yes, then sure, that's good regulation," said Chuvakin."When it comes to Io T, the FTC needs to get involved immediately," said Kellermann.