How one hacker exposed thousands of insecure desktops that anyone can remotely view

Imagine being given the keys to the internet. One minute you could be looking at a building's air conditioning panel, a pharmacist's inventory, and a Windows programmer's console, and the next minute it's a school administrator's email inbox, and a touch-screen toilet customer satisfaction monitor (which, sadly isn't a joke).

Give it time, and you'll likely land on something more sinister, like the desktop belonging to a receptionist in a pediatrician's office, and you're looking at their screen which is packed with patients' names, addresses, dates of birth, and parents' phone numbers. [1]

[1] By Zack Whittaker for ZDNet

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