Millions of Web Camera and Baby Monitor Feeds Are Exposed

Are we surprised by this? Unfortunately not. And this is just one of many such warnings we’ll be seeing over the coming months and years. Good software engineering practices are so essential but appear to be poorly understood and applied. I would argue that the software engineering profession is declining. Anyone want to disagree?

A VULNERABILITY IS lurking in numerous types of smart devices—including security cameras, DVRs, and even baby monitors—that could allow an attacker to access live video and audio streams over the internet and even take full control of the gadgets remotely. What’s worse, it’s not limited to a single manufacturer; it shows up in a software development kit that permeates more than 83 million devices—and over a billion connections to the internet each month.