Not scary, predictable! - anyone who knows anything about IT knows this is a possibility. Security in depth. This is why organizations don't just put all their servers straight onto the internet, that is why they have firewalls, subnets, etc, etc! If people aren't confident exposing their linux and UNIX servers or whatever straight to the WWW what chance does the programming of a cheapo home IP camera stand when exposed to the internet?
As for users who have had their cameras hacked because they have not changed the username and password, well they deserve what they get.
Sorry not much sympathy from me, we are not yet in this magical ultra secure IT environment that is predicted and home users still need to take responsibility and common sense for their actions.
Without going into too much detail I could have told the BBC last year things like this could be possible with cheapo IP cameras anyone been interested, and this discovery came only from faffing about with my own IP cameras.
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Edited by Pipexer (Thu 15-Aug-13 00:13:15)