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20 May

making them the lowest-cost form of videotelephony.

But within days, she was once again spamming her friends with messages to ‘Click this link and you get a free TV.’ Then money began to disappear again.

They have also become a source of security and privacy issues, as some built-in webcams can be remotely activated by spyware.

The most popular use of webcams is the establishment of video links, permitting computers to act as videophones or videoconference stations.

'The all day disruption of DNS services first in the Eastern USA and later impacting customers of Dyn, a DNS provider, globally might be the beginning of a new era of internet attacks conducted via 'smart' things,' said Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist from security firm Sophos.

'Going forward, it is critical that manufacturers eliminate default passwords and ensure devices can be remotely and automatically updated against security threats to help prevent this type of event recurring'.