IP Camera Security Issues

. January 18, 2011 . 1 Comment

Zeljka Zorz writes that “Unsecured IP cameras accessible to everyone”.

In the article Tom Connor of ars technica explains ” “Once an IP camera is installed and online, users can access it using its own individual internal or external IP address, or by connecting to its NVR (or both),” explains Connor. “In either case, users need only load a simple browser-based applet (typically Flash, Java, or ActiveX) to view live or recorded video, control cameras, or check their settings.”

Camera names and model numbers matched with specific search tags such as “intitle,” “inurl,” “intext,” and many others, can yield links to cameras’ remote viewing pages. Search combinations such as “intext:’MOBOTIX M10’ intext:’Open Menu’” and “intitle: ‘Live View / – AXIS 206M’” proved effective for Connor.

Full article at: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=10459


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  1. The article on Ars Technica has become very popular! This only underwrites the issue of the importance of securing our IP cameras!

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