Live one on one private web cams
"Shodan has started to grab screenshots for various services where the existing text information didn't provide much information," founder John Matherly wrote in an email.
Or perhaps you're into a specific street corner in Guangzhou China? Full access to over 1,000 webcams — Of course, tech-savvy spies have always been able to tap into unsecured webcams or hack into poorly protected devices, but the new feature on Shodan makes it easier than ever for anyone to browse a library of webcams that have not been password protected.
Shodan — a company that describes itself as a search engine for Internet-connected devices — launched a tool last year that lets users access publicly available webcams all over the world. "This was launched in August 2015 and the various sources for screenshots have expanded since then — one of those recent additions is for webcams." Matherly calls Shodan the first search engine for the Internet of Things, pulling in data from anything connected to the Web.
Recently, the company added freeze-framed images from those webcams, making browsing through people's public and private lives as easy as clicking through a Netflix catalog. The site has been used for, among other things, studying the popularity of HBO Go on Roku and producing a global map of industrial control systems, Matherly said.
The app also supports native 1 or 2-way AUDIO for many IP camera models from: Activa Advance Airlink Apexis Axis D-Link Dericam Easy N Easy SE Foscam Heden Hootoo Instar Linksys Loftek Panasonic Sanyo Sparklan Sony Tenvis TRENDnet Xanboo Wansview, and more!
Also supports connections to USB or PC/Mac webcams via: Webcam XP Blue Iris (audio included! RECENTLY the #1 or #2 app in ALL OF i Tunes in the following countries: Germany, Canada, France, Greece, Italy and Spain (September to November 2011) The previous version of the app (Live Cams) was the #1 paid app in US and Japan 2009/2010 before Angry Birds knocked us out of the top spot.
"Shodan wants to provide a complete view of the Internet which includes control systems, printers, servers, databases, tea kettles and of course webcams," he wrote.
Between 20, GCHQ, Britain's NSA, ran a program called Optic Nerve that scanned live webcam chats on Yahoo (and probably other chat services).
Want to browse publicly available IP cameras from around the world?
We’ve got over 4000 included in the app and we are finding more every week. Public cameras include beaches, landscapes, traffic, attractions, retail, ski hills, golf courses, airports, animal cams and more!
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