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If You Have a Security Camera, You Should Change Your Default Password. Now.

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Insecam is a super-creepy Moscow-based website that is currently streaming footage from 73,000 unsecured IP cameras. The site says it's doing it to promote security -- it is able to access the cameras because their owners never changed their default password -- but clearly has revenue-generating ads.

There are feeds from every state, multiple foreign countries and, as you can see from pages 408 to 449 of the United States section, 243 from Dallas.

If you have an IP camera and you never set a password, there's a good chance footage from the camera is being streamed on the site. Lucky for you, there's an easy fix. Change your flippin' password.

(h/t Gizmodo)

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