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Webcams Used To Attack Reddit And Twitter Recalled

Postby sunnyd » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:43 pm

Story : http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37750798





Home webcams that were hijacked to help knock popular websites offline last week are being recalled in the US.

Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai issued the recall soon after its cameras were identified as aiding the massive web attacks.

They made access to popular websites, such as Reddit, Twitter, Spotify and many other sites, intermittent.

Security experts said easy-to-guess default passwords, used on Xiongmai webcams, aided the hijacking.







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