Gadgets are getting smarter, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're getting more secure. It's a common misconception consumers have. Oftentimes, we see the word "Smart" on a product's label, and automatically assume that everything is good.
We saw this just a few months ago with the Hello Barbie and baby monitors, but it may not have sunk in until now. A new search engine has surfaced that puts things into perspective. Because, like they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words."
This new search engine, called Shodan, could possibly be one of the creepiest places in existence on the Internet. Its sole purpose is to scan the Web, looking for vulnerable webcams and snapping a photograph of what it finds.
We're not linking to it here, because we don't support it, but if you search through the feed, what you'll find is truly shocking. Images of front yards, back yards, swimming pools and bedrooms. There are sleeping babies, children in their classrooms, bank vaults and even marijuana plantations.