October 1, 2007

Free as in speech

How awesome is this, kids using packet sniffers to pick up on unencrypted security camera signals and then film a movie using sounds recorded during the filming.

I'm just sorry it's Myspace player. Can anyone figure out what those two buttons do on the bottom right? One kinda resizes the video, the other stops it? Why?


videorose said...

i guess what i want to know is how they tap into the CCTV?!

Sandy said...

from the Wikipus article on CCTV:

"It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point to point wireless links"

A lot of security is through obscurity which is never a good idea.