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Why It Was So Easy to Hack the Cameras that Took Down the Web

Xiongmai building

Xiongmai's webcams may have been at the heart of the hack Friday that led to outages across the web.

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If you were anywhere near the internet in the US on Friday, you probably noticed a bunch of your favorite websites were down for much of the day. Now experts are saying it's all because thousands of devices—like DVRs and web-connected cameras—were hacked.

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