This is why Home Cybersecurity is important

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    This is why Home Cybersecurity is important

    especially in regards to this particular threat

    Miss Teen USA Extortion Plot Foiled

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    Particularly in the day and age of "smart houses" accessed with "smart" phones.
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    Smart kid for only 19.

    Hopefully he will serve time in the penn as this is a heinous act.

    Should get 15 years, but me thinks he'll get off with 2yr or less.
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    And here I thought it'd be for money, but nope, he wanted nudes.
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    2 yrs in a low security or a minimum security pen is most likely.

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    Remember the case where the school personnel were remotely turning on the web cams of students' school supplied laptops while they were at home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    Smart kid for only 19.

    Hopefully he will serve time in the penn as this is a heinous act.

    Should get 15 years, but me thinks he'll get off with 2yr or less.
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    2 yrs in a low security or a minimum security pen is most likely.
    With California's prison overcrowding, 2 yrs may well translate to 90 minutes.
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    I don't have a web cam in my house and don't plan to get one. Unless you remember to turn it off, and that means disconnecting it, there's too much of a chance for it to be used for nefarious purposes.

    I'm pretty sure no one cares about me personally, but they might want to "look around the house" which they can do with the security cameras placed in various areas in the home.

    I bet that little creep doesn't spend much time in prison either. In fact, I'd be surprised if he doesn't get off scott free with promises of "therapy" and "community service".
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    I'm still shocked at how many of my neighbors have unsecured (no password) wireless routers. One is even does IT for a living!

    Not only is it an open door to access their computers, but anybody could pull up in the street with a laptop, commit various cyber-crimes and whatever they do could be traced back to the home with the router where they were connected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I'm still shocked at how many of my neighbors have unsecured (no password) wireless routers. One is even does IT for a living!

    Not only is it an open door to access their computers, but anybody could pull up in the street with a laptop, commit various cyber-crimes and whatever they do could be traced back to the home with the router where they were connected.
    Me too.

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    Web cams are on the list with smart phones as things I will never own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Particularly in the day and age of "smart houses" accessed with "smart" phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    I don't have a web cam in my house and don't plan to get one. Unless you remember to turn it off, and that means disconnecting it, there's too much of a chance for it to be used for nefarious purposes.

    I'm pretty sure no one cares about me personally, but they might want to "look around the house" which they can do with the security cameras placed in various areas in the home.

    I bet that little creep doesn't spend much time in prison either. In fact, I'd be surprised if he doesn't get off scott free with promises of "therapy" and "community service".
    Best place to put a webcam is near doors that are more vulnerable points of entry into the house.

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