The following is an excerpt from Ian Barker | March 11, 2018 | Betanews.com |
Security vulnerabilities in some popular smart cameras, used as baby monitors and for security surveillance, could lead to them being exploited by hackers.
Research from Kaspersky Lab has found multiple issues with cameras, manufactured by Korean company Hanwha Techwin, that could allow attackers to obtain remote access to video and audio feeds from the cameras, remotely disable the devices and execute arbitrary malicious code on them.
The flaws would also allow attackers to steal personal information such as users' social network accounts and information which is used to send users notifications. Hackers could also remotely 'brick' vulnerable cameras.
It's important to note that these attacks are only possible if attackers know the serial number of the camera. However, the way in which serial numbers are generated makes it relatively easy to find this through simple brute-force attacks.
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