IP Camera Passwords - Axis, Dahua, Samsung

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 15, 2014

IP cameras are famous / infamous for weak default passwords that can lead to major problems. See our IP Cameras Default Passwords Directory for examples.

However, in the last few years that is starting to change.

In this note, we look at password procedures for Axis, Dahua and Samsung, explaining why and which are strong, moderate or weak.

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Comments (19)

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