"You walking around your home naked, saying things which are inappropriate, and then contacting you and extorting you for money and threatening to release the photos out on the internet." He said the same applies for commercial spaces. The bad guys are going to be using that data to look for anything incriminating against the business," Drew said.
To stop creeps and crooks from tapping into a surveillance camera feed, there are two simple steps to follow: Use a strong password for the device and be wary of making the surveillance cam feed accessible over the internet.
Many states further define elements of the crime, such as what constitutes sexually explicit conduct or who is considered a minor.
“When they take the device out of the box and they connect it to the network, it has the same username and password that every other device like it also has,” Drew said.
DENVER -- Thousands of unsecured surveillance camera feeds across the globe are available for anyone to see. Websites such as are like the Google of live video feeds.
It provides access to feeds to offices, restaurants, schools, recreation centers, front lawns, backyards and perhaps most alarming, inside of homes.
“Either having control so that they can access it, format their specific device, or not turning that feature on at all and using it from you home network or your business network,” Drew said.
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