Using Google to Find Web/Security Cameras

Camera StillThere have been some neat Google tricks popping up lately (first seen on boingboing) to find web/security cams on the web. Some web cams that haven’t been secured have a specific syntax in their URL that Google has indexed and are searchable. Here are a few Google searches for cams:

Search 1
Search 2 (you can control these cams)
Search 3

SecurityFocus News has a short article about this recent find.

I got lost yesterday for about a half hour digging through these cams. They are pretty interesting to look through (even a little scary). Several people have put together collections of cameras online. Opentopia has a search that allows you to sort the cameras by country. Jesse from Bug Heaven put together a Python script to pull camera images from the search results. There is also this page from Undertree.us that is just a huge list of links to different cams.

Have fun… don’t get too lost in other places via the cams!

2 Comments

gravatar Tino

Hi
found you while reading the blog concerning mings opentopia camside.You posted a link from “Jesse from Bug Heaven put together a Python script to pull camera images from the search results”. It’s a pity the link isn’t active any more. Maybe you still have a cpoy of the script you could send me ?

Tino

gravatar Scott

Unfortunately I don’t have that script any more. I don’t even remember if I downloaded it when this story was originally posted since it was quite a while ago. I did a quick search and have come up with nothing. Apparently it’s been eaten by the internet… sorry.

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