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Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled

October 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai issued the recall soon after its cameras were identified as aiding the massive web attacks. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37750798

Army of webcams used in net attacks

September 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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One of the biggest ever web attacks – in which more than one terabit of data was fired at a website to knock it offline – has been reported. Web hosting company OVH said it had been attacked by a botnet (zombie army) of hacked devices such as webcams. The previous largest attack was thought […]

Windows 10 update stops webcams working

August 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Windows 10 update has stopped many popular webcams from working. The update, released earlier this month, stops many cameras being used for Skype or to broadcast and stream footage. The cause seems to be a change in the way Windows 10 handles video so it can be used by more than one program at […]

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