Woman Films Her Internet-Connected Camera Whispering “Hola, Señorita”

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    A couple of months ago, Rilana Hamer from the Netherlands bought a small internet-connected camera from a local convenience store. She wanted to use the device to keep an eye on her puppy while away from the house, but it wasn’t only the puppy that was being watched: the camera would later follow her moves and talk back to her in different languages. Thanks cageymaru.

    Startled by the mysterious voice, Rilana responded: “Hi, is anyone there?” She moved around left and right, and surely the camera followed suit. “Bonjour madame, tout bien avec vous,” the camera murmured again. This is when the woman pulled the plug and shoved the device back in the box. Eventually, the woman decided to turn on the camera one more time, armed with her camera phone in hand this time around. This is when the camera hummed creepily, “Hola señorita.”
     
  2. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Inadvertently became a cam girl.

    Is there a link that isn't a Facebook video?
     
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  3. Twisted Kidney

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    GlaDOS has a creepy little brother.
     
  4. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    And this is why I don't buy cloud IP cameras.

    IP Cameras should be isolated from the internet.

    At least if you're connecting to them through an intermediary box (NVR/etc), the box is more likely to receive security updates/patches. IP cameras rarely see those.
     
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  5. PantherBlitz

    PantherBlitz Limp Gawd

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    She should have turned some lights on before she made her video.
     
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  6. IP camera's insecure? Never! /sarcasm

    There's websites dedicated to showing these unsecured cams that aren't properly fire walled with passwords and patched. IIRC [H] even covered it here in news once.
     
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  7. CanonicalAbstract

    CanonicalAbstract Special Attention Whore

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    I read this quickly and thought it said "She should have trimmed up some..."
     
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  8. Bigdady92

    Bigdady92 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Annnnnnd this is why you don't buy a cheap chinese camera with buggy firmware that can be hacked with the default password.
     
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  9. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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  10. HeadRusch

    HeadRusch [H]ard|Gawd

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    Now would be a good time to invest in the companies that produce black electrical tape and anyone making secure IP cameras.

    Butlerian Jihad in 5....4.....3......
     
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  11. Chebsy

    Chebsy Gawd

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    Is this a case of having her WiFi hacked or a camera with built in AI ?? :)
     
  12. 1_rick

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    Why would you even put a speaker in a camera? (That is, this kind. Not in general)
     
  13. _l_

    _l_ I Am A Cock

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    is that Mrs. HAL ?

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. otherweeb

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    LOL

    /tips 10 tokens!

    Whaddaya mean she's not one of THOSE sites?
     
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  15. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard as it Gets

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    Make a fake FB account just to watch the video. It is funny as hell!
     
  16. darrpara

    darrpara Gawd

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    First it is IP cameras and then before you know it we will have the cymek Titans attacking Salsa Secundus. Slippery slope for sure
     
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    I bought a camera like this from Woot on the cheap - but mine is isolated on my network and can't get out. I registered the device. The Chinese company actually sent me an email and told me it was insecure and I shouldn't use it! They also offered to sell me a different model that was supposed to not be hacked like the one I have.
    Mine is in my furnace/hot water heater room watching some servers I have in it. It does have two way audio - just like hers. If mine would be hacked, they'd likely have seen a hairy crack if I was working on my servers. They would never come back after that.
     
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  18. Quartz-1

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    Rule 34 applies!
     
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    I would have thrown the thing into a fire just to make sure it was dead.
     
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    When someone finds a portal from the spirit world, it is often the case that they look to technology for an explanation of what they've experienced. I think this woman's house may be built on an ancient burial ground. Someone from beyond is trying to warn her about her dog. The canine harbors deep resentment and is plotting a vicious attack. If only she'd kept the camera (talismans are often powerfully linked to spirit world portals) she could have found out more.

    Or it was hacked.

    ;)
     
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  21. Wade88

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    Good morning, the lady bought it to keep an eye on her puppy. They're (the speakers) useful for hollerin' at your critter to quit being retarded or to comfort it etc from a remote location such as work.
     
  22. Gigus Fire

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    Woman connects crap to the internet without a clue on how it works. Story at 11.
     
  23. spugm1r3

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    Holy creepy as f***. IP cams have always made me nervous. Anything remotely accessible by IP makes me a little nervous, but cams definitely take the cake.
     
  24. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    And that is why the show CSI: Cyber was cancelled, it wasn't that it was "yet another" CSI show, it was that show was too close to heart at what can be done in the world. Episodes about nanny-cams, or card skimming, or USB jacking... yeah people probably were seriously scared when watching the show.