Is your webcam really private? Website found streaming live footage from webcams, monitors

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When it comes to the Internet, it seems you can find a website for almost anything.

However, a website in Russia is shocking some people across the world.

The website streams live footage from thousands of private webcams and baby monitors from around the globe.

“It’s really, really shocking to be able to see into people’s bedrooms, into gyms, into people’s workspaces. I don’t think anyone would expect that could actually happen,” said Emma Carr, a director of Big Brother Watch.

Nearly 4,600 feeds listed on the site are from the United States.

The site claims it hacked into personal cameras to raise awareness of security weaknesses.

Authorities say the website managed to access the webcams because they were still set to their default passwords.

Any device connected to the Internet can be compromised, including devices that connect through a home router.

When you set a password, authorities say it is important to make it complex, featuring a combination of numbers and letters.

They also recommend you take time to familiarize yourself with the camera’s security settings.

If you don’t want the video streamed online, make sure you choose that option.

“Everything in our house is going to be Internet enabled from our refrigerator to our dishwashers to our lighting. We’re going to be able to control that on mobile devices. That also brings serious security and privacy concerns,” said Carr.

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