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Offline Rick Law

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If you have a smart-homes, for heavens sake, don't have sex have home.  Find some place more private.

South Korea - thousands of videos taken by interior and exterior home monitoring and intercom videos were taken.  These videos showing people naked, having sex, and ... They were sold (are being sold) some for thousands of dollar.

Quote from the article in Korea Times:

The hacker presented thumbnails as evidence, including shots of naked people in their homes. The hacker requested 0.1 BTC, or a bitcoin worth around 8 million won, for the video footage from one day in someone's home, according to the news outlet.

The systems installed at apartments first started as intercoms but now enable controlling various home devices, such as lighting and heating. Some new models even include cameras, which appear to be open to hacking to capture video footage. If a hacker succeeds in breaching the security of one home, they can also access footage of neighboring apartments connected through the building's network, IT Chosun pointed out.

The news outlet reported that the hacker sent the list of hundreds of apartment buildings they have accessed to obtain video footage of people's private lives around the country.

Above was just a small section of the article.  Full article here:
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2021/11/113_319477.html
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2021, 12:17:39 am »
You have to be particularly thick, or a kink exhibitionist to shag in front of a webcam that isn't concealed.
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 12:41:17 am »
Still, what a wonderful world we're getting in! :-DD

Oh sure, you have to conceal your webcams.
In 1984, people had to sit in corners so that they wouldn't be in the "screen"'s viewing angle. :-DD
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 12:59:17 am »
Not my point.  Anyone more liberated than a Victorian convent school educated debutante can be caught out on a concealed spycam by a disgruntled ex.  However if you or your partner bought the offending camera containing IoT gadget, and its little activity LED is on, you've only got yourselves to blame.

TLDR: IoT gadgets can be hacked! Film at 11.
 
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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 03:49:39 am »
While it is not explicitly stated, reading the article, I get the sense that the residence don't really know that there is a camera that could do what it did.

Particularly this last paragraph:" Following the report, the Ministry of Science and ICT advised setting up passwords that are difficult to guess and regularly updating one's system. Experts also advise residents physically to cover cameras when they are not in use."

As stated in the article, it started as intercom, then video added, light control, even natural gas presumably for the cooking or heat.  My take is: so there they are, naively thinking I didn't press the inter-com button and so it must be doing nothing, and "it is so nice to have an intercom from the bedroom to the kitchen".  Instead of doing nothing, everything that happened in the bedroom is now somewhere on the dark-web for sell.

This is not a small thing, thousands of apartments!

Here I am watching some WW2 documentary, what I just saw there applies at home: "(one must prepare for) not what the enemy will do with his force, but what the enemy could do with his force."
« Last Edit: December 01, 2021, 03:55:02 am by Rick Law »
 
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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2021, 01:19:48 pm »
Always remember: The S in IoT stands for Security!  :horse:

Working in a security-first setting, and being cautious about privacy, I really do not understand peoples desire to put interconnected anythings in their homes (and pockets, and wrists, and ears...).

The above article is just another showcase of security not even making the nice-to-have list.
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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2021, 06:26:22 pm »
Nobody is going to pay money for a video of me having sex  :-DD

That said, I do not have any network connected cameras inside my house, my security cameras are exclusively outside monitoring the property.
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2021, 06:37:03 pm »
There was a cam pranks youtube channel that was closed a few years ago. It's content was entirely videos from hacked ip cameras. What most people don't know, these cameras often also contain a speaker. The guy was pranking a teen girl with spooky character voices and sounds from Soviet cartoons for effing 6 months and her father thought she was insane when asked for help. Sometimes was changing his voice to grandpa and pranked hookers. Here is a reuploaded video with pranking Ukrainian hookers:

« Last Edit: December 03, 2021, 07:09:19 pm by wraper »
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2021, 04:28:00 am »
 :-DD :-DD :-DD

Nobody is going to pay money for a video of me having sex  :-DD
If you exist, there is porn of you. No exceptions :P
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2021, 06:22:10 am »
:-DD :-DD :-DD

Nobody is going to pay money for a video of me having sex  :-DD
If you exist, there is porn of you. No exceptions :P
In my case, it would be a new genre----- "horrible old man porn!"
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2021, 06:25:33 am »
In my case, it would be a new genre----- "horrible old man porn!"

I don't think there is any such thing as a new genre, at least not since the internet has been around.
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2021, 07:44:29 am »
I doubt it would be worse than goatse and lemonparty, which have been around since forever ;)
 

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Re: If you have a smart home, for heavens sake, don't have sex at home!
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2021, 02:17:13 pm »
I'll just leave this here:
http://www.insecam.org/en/bycountry/US/
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