Internet addresses which tie to the video streams have been posted to a variety of admired message board sites. Feeds from thousands of Trendnet home security cameras have been breached, allowing any web user to access live copy without needing a password. One user wrote infant dotted, causing another to remark: I feel like a paedophile watching this.
On 10 January tech news website the Verge first publicized the issue last week after discovering a blog which had published details of the vulnerability. The author discovered that after setting up one of the cameras with a password, its video stream became accessible to anyone who typed in the correct net address.