The UK government has published guidelines for the application of a law that makes it illegal to create or distribute so-called "hacking tools".
The controversial measure is among amendments to the Computer Misuse Act included in the Police and Justice Act 2006.
But the Home Office, despite lobbying, refused to withdraw the distribution offence.
This leaves the door open to prosecute people who distribute a tool, such as nmap, that's subsequently abused by hackers.
The Crown Prosecution Service guidance, published after a long delay on Monday, also asks prosecutors to consider if an article is "available on a wide scale commercial basis and sold through legitimate channels".
Critics argue this test fails to factor in the widespread use of open source tools or rapid product innovation. While the guidelines probably make it less likely the security consultants will be prosecuted by over-zealous lawyers for actions they don't understand are legitimate, they are still a bit of a mess.
KTTC said they asked the family to turn on the camera for its story, and very soon more images were online.
This isn’t the first time nanny cams have been hijacked: a Houston nanny recently discovered a camera in one of her client’s homes – made by Foscam, the same maker of the camera in Minnesota – had been taken over.
Also, I will need the unrestrained legal authority of the NSA or the CIA.“Every place that people think is sacred and private in their home is being accessed.” What’s worse, the hackers could allegedly control the camera.The family faced the camera toward a wall, and in a few hours found it was facing the closet.A Rochester, Minnesota, mom, who chose to remain anonymous, told KTTC in a Friday report that they first noticed something wrong with the Foscam nursery camera after it began playing strange music at night.She said they were able to track the offending IP address through the camera’s software back to Amsterdam.