Scenes are recorded and uploaded to be enjoyed after the show has ended so non-subscribers can watch.Most cam shows feature solo stripteases and masturbation as the ladies pleasure their bodies for the benefit of the audience."You have to — presumably — hack into a lot of PCs and figure out where there are naked people.It's a project, and there are so many better ways to make money if you're a cybercriminal." he said.
"To protect the physical privacy of consumers, because these devices can be used to violate the physical privacy of consumers, there needs to be greater assurances on the software, easier update functionalities and greater security provided." The FTC did not respond to request for comment.
Recently, the company added freeze-framed images from those webcams, making browsing through people's public and private lives as easy as clicking through a Netflix catalog. The site has been used for, among other things, studying the popularity of HBO Go on Roku and producing a global map of industrial control systems, Matherly said.
"Shodan has started to grab screenshots for various services where the existing text information didn't provide much information," founder John Matherly wrote in an email.
"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.