Are these cameras hacked??

These cameras are not hacked. Public-camera.com is a search engine for Internet-connected devices - webcams and IP cameras. All cameras listed on the site do not have any password protection and sources can be found on the internet.. There are several sources, eg shodan.

These are web cameras with IP addresses, which send a continuous stream of pictures in the Motion JPEG format. These feeds are checked every three hours or so. The first frame of the video is grabbed and resized as a thumbnail. The general location is at first guessed based on the IP number, but can be edited by whoever has better information.

How to remove camera or webcam?

How to remove my camera from this site?
- If you want to leave your surveillance camera public accessible or want to remove it from this site send the URL of your camera to email from contacts section. But remember that your camera still will be available to all internet users that use surveillance camera search software and sites like Shodanhq.com .The only solution to make your camera private is to set up a password!

I have a camera XYZ. How can I find the path for the MJPEG stream?

For most major brands that information can be found in their technical documentation. Quite often it is called "CGI interface commands" or something like that.
A list of models and brands configurations is available in the section: how to connect IP camera.

My camera works just fine with IP Vision without authentication. When I create users and request authentication it no longer works. What is the problem?

IP Vision handles HTTP authentication. Some cameras do not support HTTP authentication and require that userid/password be passed as parameters. If that is the case you need to edit the "Path:" and add userid/pw as required.

Copyright

These videos are most likely copyrighted by whoever owns the cameras. The snapshots you see here appear as fair use according to copyright law. However, if a picture from your webcam appears here and you object to that, let us know and it will be removed.

Protection of individual privacy:

  • Only filtered cameras are available now. This way none of the cameras on Public-camera.com invade anybody's private life.
  • Any private or unethical camera will be removed immediately upon e-mail complaint. Pleaseprovide a direct link to help facilitate the prompt removal of the camera.
  • If you do not want to contact us by e-mail, you can still remove your camera from Public-camera.com. The only thing you need to do is to set the password of your camera.
  • You can add your camera to the directory by Login or Sign Up. It will be available only after adminitrator's approval.