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    Thousands of security webcams, many supposedly private and confidential, are accessible via a simple Google search.
    Search engine expert Duncan Parry, creative director at search consultancy firm Position Driver, explained that all that is needed to access these webcams is a well-crafted Google search.
    "Google has added these pages into its index of web pages. Presumably the search engine's crawler found them via links from other pages to the camera pages," he said.
    "Google is not at fault. The webmasters responsible for these pages should have placed them in a password protected directory and indicated to Google and the other search engines that the directory should not be spidered using a robots.txt file on its servers."
    Forum site BoingBoing contains a thread warning about unsecured webcams which one member described as "very cool and very scary".

    go to google and type


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  3. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #2
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    wasn't this posted by muchspl2 about 2 days ago ?

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    very nice thanx

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    yes it was nobody gave a shit then either
    let me find a link

    aperntly no body could figure it out, I know I had to accept a panasonic plug in to watch, I'm very weary of gray boxes but its required to watch
    its not like these are porn sites and contain spy wear, these are banks/gas stations and day cares ETC so pretty safe IMO to install
    thats the only thing I could figure out why everyone in that thread couldn't see anything.
    Last edited by muchspl2; 01-07-2005 at 08:53 PM.


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