- Nov 1, 2012
Strictly speaking a hacker is anyone who, say, reprograms his car computer or finds out ways to use devices which they werent originally intended for. Hacking is not just breaking into other peoples systems.I agree. I suspect the hack started with a compromised router where a password was obtained in the clear, or some other method that correlated the password with an IP. From there the cameras were targeted.
I understand where you are coming from on this. However, I think the hacker is still a white hat. I mean, they are a hacker. It is in the name, so what they are doing is by nature not exactly ethical. As long as they use their abilities for good, which I think is pretty clear in this case, then I consider them a white hat. This hacker may have prevented the homeowner from suffering some kind of loss. That's a good deed.