TRENDnet recently acknowledged that private feeds from its home security cameras have been viewable online in real time without a password.

"The US-based manufacturer admitted the problem -- which affects its SecurView Cameras bought after April 2010 -- and began releasing firmware updates designed to plug the hole on Monday," writes The Register's John Leyden.

"TRENDnet told the BBC that it became aware of the problem on 12 January, and since then has been developing and testing firmware fixes to resolve the coding error, which apparently was introduced two years ago," Leyden writes.

Go to "TRENDnet home security cam flaw exposes thousands" to read the details.

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