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01/13/2011 08:36 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Inside The World Of Unsecured IP Security Cameras

With so much monitoring taking place, and with surveillance systems gaining more online functionality every year, it's natural that securing these systems would become... complicated. And that many many are secured incorrectly or not at all. Because so many cameras and surveillance systems are completely open, it's possible for anyone with Internet access to watch literally thousands of cameras online using only Google and a kindergartener's understanding of the 'Net. With a little time and patience, almost any given system, from a set of residential cameras to those used by your local police, can be accessed, viewed, and even reset if not properly secured. Of course, if you can do this, it means that anyone can do it.

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