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Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids
[Via Ars Technica]

Shodan, a search engine for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently launched a new section that lets users easily browse vulnerable webcams.

The feed includes images of marijuana plantations, back rooms of banks, children, kitchens, living rooms, garages, front gardens, back gardens, ski slopes, swimming pools, colleges and schools, laboratories, and cash register cameras in retail stores, according to Dan Tentler, a security researcher who has spent several years investigating webcam security.

“It’s all over the place,” he told Ars Technica UK. “Practically everything you can think of.”


It is ironic that the lack of security for these devices makes us so insecure, while the government is trying to reduce the security of our mobile devices.

Now criminals will be able to scope out the house before they arrive, knowing if you are home or not.

And the one company that seems to really care about customer’s security is being attacked by the Feds and states such as NY and CA to open up and make its iPhones less secure.

We are doomed. Unless we regain control soon.

Image: Kars Alfrink