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Exposed: Private webcams opened up to public view

Insecam shows how easy it is to tap into home-security webcams, Apple offers tool to de-register numbers from iMessage, and the new Call of Duty blocks Share Play on Sony's PlayStation 4.

A controversial website is putting a spotlight on bad password habits. Insecam is streaming more than 73,000 private security webcams from around the world. It didn't take a hacker to break into these feeds. These users simply had poor passwords. Most of the video feeds are using the default login provided by the security camera maker, such as "admin" and "12345."

Let this CNET Update be a lesson to anyone too lazy to make a strong password:

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Also in this tech news roundup, learn about Apple's new tool for removing your phone number from iMessage. It's a must-do for anyone switching from an iPhone to Android (or Windows or BlackBerry).

As Apple gets around iMessage issues, Sony cures a big PlayStation 4 bug with the latest system update. But there's another issue with PS4 that isn't a glitch: Activision blocked Share Play on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

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Exposed: Private webcams opened up to public view