Random Googleable webcams

Yet again, someone demonstrates the power of Google to find things that wouldn’t otherwise be findable, and the complete lack of default security settings in internet appliances. BoingBoing reports that a simple search of a text string associated with a particular web-cam will provide links to thousands of un-secured net cams, from Axis and Canon.

Fleming put togther a tool to provide easy access:

“I couldn’t resist making a little thing that picked up a bunch of them from the google API, and then grabbed the first picture from each of them, and geocoded the IPs a bit to see where they were from. Makes it much easier to access, and it was pretty easy. So, see here, and my blog post about it here. “