The Estonian female bird is busy in the nest, the male arrives with nest materials.As usual he is a little smaller; this shows well in the camera image.

It’s also important to use a different password for every website.

If you have only one password, a criminal simply has to break it to gain access to everything” The cameras are from a range of manufacturers including Foscam, Panasonic and Linksys.

By visiting the website the Telegraph was able to watch workers going about their business in offices, warehouses and factories and people relaxing in their own homes.

A total of 584 vulnerable video cameras in the UK were listed on the website.

It’s not difficult.” Tony Neate, the chief executive of the government-led organisation Get Safe Online, said the news was “particularly shocking because even the devices we are putting in place to stay safe - such as CCTV and baby monitors - are at risk if you do not protect live streams with a strong password.” “Strong passwords are really important because they are the most common tool to prove your identity.

The best security in the world is useless if a hacker has accessed your legitimate user name and password, as this effectively gives them easy access to your online accounts and your life.

“But the more important thing is to get the message out to consumers to take those security measures.

If you don’t need remote access to a webcam then switch off that function altogether.

Many people choose to leave the default password in place when they buy the devices – something which is exploitable by people who scan the internet for such devices and attempt to log in.

The Russian website pulls together streams from those devices and lists them in an index by country and location.

• Do not keep the default password • Choose a password with a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and keyboard symbols • Choose a password containing at least eight characters - longer passwords are harder for criminals to guess or break • Avoid using obvious passwords such as names or birthdays of people close to you or numerical passcodes or PINs that use ascending or descending number • Don’t recycle passwords (for example password2, password3) • Never disclose your passwords to anyone else, if you think that someone else knows your password, change it immediately • Don't enter your password when others can see what you are typing • Change your passwords regularly • If you must write passwords down in order to remember them, make sure they are meaningless and unusable to other people by writing them in code The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.