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I think that websites like this is should be shut down because they have to hack into the cameras to display their feeds in the first place, which is a breach of security and violates laws of hacking and computer fraud. As I said before they are violating hacking laws pointed out by a US lower. Jay Leiderman another US lawyer said that websites like this are violating abuse acts and computer fraud acts. As I have said this site shows the IP address of the cameras but it also shows the exact longitude and latitude of the camera and can be seen on google maps by anyone who desires to find the camera. On the site they show different videos In one of my sources the writer watched footage from the site and they shows kids playing, Babies in cribs, a boy sleeping, a elderly woman in a arm chair, and a video feed to the changing room of a church.
The man who made the site exchanged emails with motherboard and the creator of the site made it clear that his website has had no clear violations of the law they claim that no hacking was used to find the cameras and get in. The creator of the site has made it clear that the site uses weak cameras passwords to get into the cameras. I disagree with what the creator of the site said because as one of something said by Jay Leiderman that it is not a crime to have a weak password but it is illegal for someone to guess their way into the password. As I looked into my article’s I saw that a top security expert in Australia said that the website is good because it shows the dark side of the internet and by doing so it is ok to display 100’s of live CCTV feeds. The same security expert says that the internet is all about access unless you have a strong password which almost sounds like they are trying to blame the fact that these cameras are being hacked on the owner of the camera instead of the owner of the site.
Insecam and other websites that live feed cameras should be looked at how legal their websites are and whether or not they should be shut down. I think that sites like this should be shut down because they clearly violate abuse acts, computer fraud, and computer hacking laws. The hole idea that sites like this a even justified to be up and running is very surprising to me I think that sites like this should not be allowed to even be up for a short period of time because of the acts that this site has to do just to get to a webcam feed . The site does not only spy on people without their knowledge they also advertise cameras and other goods on their site which give the cite a commercial motive. Although there have been many sites like this that have been shut down not all have been and the hackers who use these sites are still out there and the police have been working to put the hackers away. 16 computer hackers were arrested for hacking their ways into cameras using a emailed picture as a decoy file that uploads the RAT into the system and let the hackers control the computer. This is good news because hackers were put away and the public is being made aware of the dangers involved with weak passwords and having a webcam, baby monitor, or security camera.
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5 March 15
In my blog I used this thesis to show the dangers of webcam hackings. How can someone hack their way into your webcam, security cam, or baby monitor and watch you and your loved ones without you even knowing about it? My blog got a very good range of comments from students at CWA to strangers, and many had the same questions. Many of the people wanted to know how the hackers got their way into the feeds. Others wanted to know why people could even hack into a camera and what the hackers were doing with the film. Many of the people commenting also left articles on how hackers did this or news of websites that hack cameras. I enjoyed the blogging process and I think it has taught me a lot of how to display my opinion in a factual way. I think the blogging process was harder than what I expected, especially showing facts in a way that does not display too much bias. One of my favorite parts of the blogging process was to read the comments left by people. There is a thrill to reading what others have to say about your opinion and whether or not they agree or disagree. It’s a very fun process. Another fun part of the blogging process was replying to those who comment, having a conversation with someone over your own work and seeing what they think of it and how they react. I really enjoyed this class and I think it has opened up my eyes to the media and the stereotypes that people don't feel comfortable talking about.