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As a reminder to use webcams sensibly, given some of the horror stories now coming out in news, a security issue has been identified in many Trendnet IP webcams.

If you have one of the affected models and use a password to prevent other people gaining access to it via the Internet, then you may be at risk of being seen by anyone!

You can check if you are directly affected by typing in your Internet IP address in a browser and adding the text in bold at the end /anony/mjpg.cgi

e.g.  http://X.X.X.X/anony/mjpg.cgi

If you are affected then do apply the update as soon as possible, else there are search engines that can find your camera and you will be come someones public entertainment.

Remember the golden rules for web cams, what is not connected to the Internet cannot be viewed over the Internet and covering the camera may not stop the mic recording from working.

In case you are wondering our shop in Rotterdam‘s cameras are not from Trendnet or use affected Trendnet firmware.

SecurityBrad



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