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How to protect your privacy when using wireless IP camera 


Network or Internet protocol (IP) cameras are growing in popularity  as a security tool to protect businesses and homes around the world  because of their low-cost capability to transmit images or video feeds  in real-time. By using these cameras, users can access live audio and  video footage from their home or business through a smartphone or office  computer as long as they have an Internet connection.

However, a number of wireless IP camera models are vulnerable to  hacking that can compromise your privacy at home or in the office. In  this article, we will discuss actions aimed at improving the security of  IP cameras and ways to increase their protection against hackers.

Things to Consider Before Buying a wireless IP Camera:

Ensuring the security of your IP cameras should start during the  shopping process. When buying your cameras, you should focus your  attention on their security features. Here are some things to consider  when shopping for your cameras:

Dependable Wireless Transmission

When buying a camera, you should ask for a model that supports the  latest wireless security protocols such as the Wi-Fi Protected Access  version 2 (WPA2). This will help ensure that the video feeds from the  cameras are secured while they are sent to your home wireless router.

Secure Internet Transmission
 

When you want  to access the video feeds from your IP cameras remotely, they will be  sent across the Internet. To help secure your connection, ask for  cameras that have the capability to encrypt your data including  password, username, as well as the live feeds. You can also check these  capabilities by checking the product’s label, researching the product  online, or directly contacting the manufacturer.

Multiple Levels of Access Feature

You should also look for cameras that can allow various levels of  access. This will let you provide several users with access to your  camera feeds with certain permissions or limitations. For example, some  cameras have separate settings for administrators and users. Under this  set-up, only an administrator can initiate remote changes to the camera  settings or take such actions as creating new accounts, changing  passwords or adjusting the camera’s position.

How Hackers can Attack a wireless IP Camera

There are various ways in which hackers can access or attack an IP  camera. According to researchers from the security company Qualys, there  are thousands of wireless IP cameras linked to the Internet that have  major security vulnerabilities. Some camera vendors also provide  tutorials on how to allow their devices to be accessible from the  Internet, information that can be a tool for hackers.

Here are some techniques that hackers use to attack or access an IP camera:

Hackers can control a camera by utilizing the Shodan search engine to  look for an HTTP header that is specific to a camera’s Web-based user  interfaces. Cyber criminals can also identify and access a camera by  looking at its vendor’s own dynamic domain name system (DNS) services.
Another  method used by hackers is by exploiting a camera’s Web-interface  weakness that allows them to get a snapshot of its memory. The memory  dump usually contains such information as an administrator username and  password, as well as Wi-Fi details.
Another attack strategy is by  exploiting a cross-site request forgery (CSR) flaw in the camera’s  interface. This can be done by deceiving the camera administrator into  opening a specifically created link to add a secondary administrator  account to the camera.
Another method is by implementing a  brute-force assault to determine a camera’s password. Cameras without  sufficient protection against this type of attack are vulnerable.

Steps One Should Take to Bolster a Camera’s Security

Here are some ways to boost the security of a wireless IP camera:

Regularly conducting software updates – Camera manufacturers  regularly introduce updates to their products’ software to protect them  against the latest vulnerabilities. You should register your camera or  sign up with the manufacturer to automatically receive the latest  updates.
Regularly monitoring your camera’s password settings – You  should set up your IP camera in a way that it will require a password.  You should read the camera’s user guide to learn how to do this and  never keep the default password enabled.
Activating your camera’s  security features – Check to see if your camera has a feature that  allows encryption of data transmitted by Internet and turn this feature  on. To ensure that your password and username will be encrypted, you  should check that the login page for your camera has a URL that starts  with “https”.
Create a strong password – You should always make sure  to create your own password on your camera and avoid using the camera’s  default username and password. Make sure that the password you make is  very difficult to guess and includes both alpha and numeric characters.
Utilize  a secure Wi-Fi connection – You should ensure that you are using a  secure Wi-Fi network when using your mobile phone application (app).  This is to guarantee that your password or video feeds are protected.  You should also avoid using your mobile app from a public Wi-Fi hotspot  which may compromise your camera’s security.
Also create a strong  password on your phone or mobile device – To make sure that you have  seamless protection while using your IP camera, you should also create a  strong password on your phone or mobile device.

Conclusion:

Learning about the available security features and implementing the  previous steps in order to protect your IP security cameras against  hackers will help safeguard your privacy. By diligently observing these  tips, you can avoid a situation where your camera is compromised and  ensure the smooth operation of your security system.

28 March 2019

WIRELESS IS NOT SECURE!     REAL WIRE CAN BE HIDDEN ,INSPECTED  OR TRIGGER AN ALARM .WIFI  OPENS A BUSINESS TO THREATS FROM ANYWHERE .




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from Forbes.com:


You would have thought the U.S. government would be moving fast to kick  Chinese surveillance tech out of the country. But despite a legally  mandated ban signed off on a year ago, the Trump administration hasn’t  been able to clean networks of prohibited Chinese cameras keeping watch  over U.S. government facilities.

As of this month, all federal government bodies should have started  on plans to remove tech from four manufacturers that are considered too  closely linked to the Chinese government. They include telecoms giants  Huawei and ZTE, as well as surveillance camera makers Dahua and  Hikvision.

But at least 2,000 devices from those latter two companies remain on  U.S. government systems, according to data from government contractor  Forescout. An additional 1,300 Huawei and 200 ZTE systems were also  uncovered.


 

Forescout carried out two separate scans for the Dahua and Hikvision tools,  one a month ahead of the enactment of the ban, the other just a matter  of days after the deadline of August 13. Little had changed over that  period, indicating that, just as the U.S. can’t kick outlawed Russian software from Kaspersky Lab, the Trump administration is finding it tricky to root out and remove Chinese surveillance tech.

According to data from Forescout, which has been able to find banned  devices via its government customers, there are at least 2,061 Dahua and  Hikvision systems on U.S. federal government networks. That data was  accurate as of August 19, and the figure is actually higher than the  total from a July 11 scan, which stood at 1,797. But Forescout noted  that the figure was higher only because it had gained more customers  across government, not because agencies were buying more banned  technology.


 

Looking across industry verticals, government appears to be the  biggest user of such spy tech too. Manufacturing was the second-biggest  user of the Chinese tech, with just under 1,200 Dahua and Hikvision  tools, according to the Forescout data.

Dahua didn’t respond to a request for comment, but a Hikvision  spokesperson said the ban had “potentially far-reaching implications for  small and medium-sized American businesses.”

“We believe a standards-based cybersecurity process, as recently  required by the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act, would  better protect the federal supply chain and U.S. businesses. Hikvision  is committed to complying with laws and regulations in all countries and  regions where we operate and has made efforts to ensure the security of  its products adhere to what is mandated by the U.S. government.”

Chinese surveillance “important for American national security”

One significant reason for the persistent presence of banned  surveillance tools on U.S. government soil is confusion. It hasn’t been  made “crystal clear” whether the law requires government agencies to  remove the equipment rather than simply stop buying, said Katherine  Gronberg, Forescout vice president for government affairs. As per the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),  agencies are currently required to either have a plan for removing the  relevant technologies or prove they’ve removed them already.

There’s also an irony when it comes to Dahua and Hikvision, noted  Gronberg. Surveillance cameras perform an important function for many  agencies. They are, after all, supposed to protect government sites from  intruders. However, even while performing a national security function,  they might at the same time be posing one because of their association  with China. In such cases, the agency has to decide whether to accept  the risk and keep the camera live, or swiftly remove it with the  potential for disruption, Gronberg noted.

The Chinese manufacturers have known the ban was coming since Congress agreed to provisions under the NDAA last year. Huawei filed a motion in U.S. court this March, claiming that the NDAA ban was unconstitutional and should be abolished.


 

He believes that for the U.S. government the problem in rooting out  Dahua and Hikvision will come in the form of “whitelabelling,” through  which tech made by those firms is repackaged and sold under another  brand name.

“These are inexpensive products, which is why they’re usually  purchased, and the underlying software and hardware between Chinese  vendors is very similar or sometimes even identical,” Matherly says.

“Organizations might not realize who originally wrote the software and designed the hardware for the device they purchased.”


So if you have one "Unplug the Ethernet cable  today" 


https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/08/21/2000-banned-chinese-surveillance-cameras-keep-watch-over-us-government-sites/#5f254a5d7f65

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