Free cam feeds
Message boards on Reddit and 4chan were ablaze last January over a freshly exposed vulnerability in certain models of Trendnet home security cameras.
This flaw, when manipulated correctly, allowed users to surreptitiously gain access to thousands of at-home IP camera feeds, providing a veritable online playground for peeping toms.
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In response, Trendnet issued a firmware update that purported to eliminate the threat, though nearly one year later, it's apparent that many owners never took action.
Earlier this month, Network World reported that many Trendcam users were still exposing their live feeds to the public, through a Google Maps-powered web app.
Those with an in-home (or office) camera who have no intention of remotely viewing footage should check the device's settings to turn off that function.
As a last-ditch effort, Rice suggests simply covering the camera when it's not in use.