If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue.However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.Shodan — a company that describes itself as a search engine for Internet-connected devices — launched a tool last year that lets users access publicly available webcams all over the world. "This was launched in August 2015 and the various sources for screenshots have expanded since then — one of those recent additions is for webcams." Matherly calls Shodan the first search engine for the Internet of Things, pulling in data from anything connected to the Web.Recently, the company added freeze-framed images from those webcams, making browsing through people's public and private lives as easy as clicking through a Netflix catalog. The site has been used for, among other things, studying the popularity of HBO Go on Roku and producing a global map of industrial control systems, Matherly said.Here are a handful of our favorite cyber security blogs and websites.IT Security is a daily news digest of breaking news in the IT security industry.
All weekend long, we’ll use our expertise to find deep discounts on products that are worth buying.It's not computers, but devices from the so-called Internet of Things. It may sound funny, being attacked by refrigerators, but don't laugh. The current assault against Dyn is one of the simplest in a hacker's playbook.The distributed denial of service attack (DDo S) doesn't require breaking into a target's computers or finding any secret weakness.The internet was on shaky footing for the better part of Friday thanks to a large-scale attack on a company that runs a large portion of crucial internet infrastructure.It's still too early to know exactly who is behind the attack, but experts have begun to pin down which devices are doing the bulk of the work.