LONDON — If you have a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera, you should probably change your password now.A Russian website is collecting live footage from homes and businesses across the world and posting it online.Copyright These videos are most likely copyrighted by whoever owns the cameras.The snapshots you see here appear as fair use according to copyright law.If you like to know what’s happening when you’re away or out of sight, you can shop for a number of "nanny-cams" with remote access, video recording, and more.This type of camera is hidden in a device like an alarm clock or stuffed animal."Remember, if you can access your video footage over the Internet then what is stopping someone else from doing the same?
We now want to take very prompt action working with the Federal Trade Commission in the States to get this thing closed down." "But the more important thing is to get the message out to consumers to take those security measures.Indoor security cameras can help you keep tabs on pets, kids, and the overall security of your home.They can also serve as an extra set of eyes when your kids are in other rooms..” The ICO's Simon Rice outlines the potential problems with accessing webcams in the home remotely."The ability to access footage remotely is both an Internet camera's biggest selling point and, if not set up correctly, potentially its biggest security weakness," he says.Explanation These are web cameras with IP addresses, which send a continuous stream of pictures in the Motion JPEG format. The first frame of the video is grabbed and resized as a thumbnail.