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Wireless IP Camera Feeds Can Be Very Easily Hacked – Unless You Know How To Shield Yourself

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A wireless IP camera is a wonderful method for remotely keeping tabs on your home, company or other assets. If you set items up correct, you can check up on the feed from your wireless camera network using practically nothing more than your smartphone.

The only dilemma, however, is that a poorly protected (and even entirely unprotected) IP camera setup could allow total strangers to watch your feed with relative ease.

Take the case of wireless IP camera factory Foscam. Hack in the Box, a hacker convention in Amsterdam hosted by safety firm Qualsys, showed that Foscam’s version 11.37.2.49 firmware had direct traversal vulnerabilities that allow a hacker to grab the memory of the cameras. This gives the attacker practically everything essential to infiltrate a security surveillance camera – usernames, passwords, email addresses, Wi-Fi router credentials, connected networks and so much more.

Foscam at some point released a firmware update fixing this situation, but Qualsys released information showing that 99 % of Foscam Wi-Fi IP camera units – practically all the Foscam cameras out there – still utilized the outdated firmware. Worse still was one more study by Qualsys showing that 20 % of the Foscam security cams studied have been configured with a username of ‘admin’ and have been not protected at all by any sort of password, not even the laughably common ’1234′ password that comes default with most other wireless IP camera units.

Qualsys also displayed how short, simple passwords could be brute-forced by network logon crackers. This hacking software will rapidly generate and test out passwords on the models, breezing through default and brief passwords in no time at all. When hackers gain full access to the units, they can build in malicious software (malware) that will infect machines connected to the compromised wireless safety camera. This will allow a hacker to not only to take full control of a network, but to take control| of connected computers, servers, DVRs and other devices.

So let’s get down to the points that truly matter: how can you shield yourself from these hazards?

1. Make sure you use a strong password and username. The first step to protect your wireless IP camera network is to bar unauthorized people from getting into the camera’s memory and its video feed. Make sure passwords and usernames contain no information that can be tracked back to you, like your birth date or name. Make sure the passwords are at least eight characters long and use a mixture of numbers, lowercase letters and uppercase letters.

2. Usually check for firmware updates. A strong password and username will be for naught if a hacker can bypass the safety measures altogether, just like what occurred with Foscam. This is why you have to infrequently check the site of your camera’s factory for any firmware updates. This tends to make it even far more important to store the guide book of your WiFi safety system someplace safe as it need to include information about the site of the factory.

Keep these two basic tips in mind and you’ll be in a position to greater shield your wireless IP camera system from unwanted people!

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