IP Camera Trolling - Cybersecurity Showcase

By John Honovich, Published Nov 09, 2015, 12:00am EST (Info+)

If you want to convince your customers about the importance of cybersecurity and the risk of being the next Hikvision, Foscam or Trendnet, show them 'IP Camera Trolling'.

Physical security professionals are largely indifferent to cybersecurity, as the industry's response to yet another Hikvision Hacking Scandal shows. And major vulnerabilities remain in Tri-Ed and Anixter's cameras.

But these videos bring the risk home.

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Comments (6)

Who lets a camera scream obscenities and insults at them for a whole 7 minutes?

In my house, it's the other way around. ;)

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It is interesting that YouTube videos demonstrate the level of vulnerability with some of these system setups. This is a very good demonstration preventable by even the most basic of security measures which we integrators should always make use of. We don't need to setup 802.1x for a home surveillance system, but how hard is it to setup a firewall, change ports, set a non-default password, etc?

It may be uncommon but it is really frustrating when you are the one being hacked.

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Youtube exposes alot of the vulnerabilities in security systems. Like how to hack and bypass the wireless alarm systems, or the classic "unhackability and invulnerability/uncopyability" of HID iClass.

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Trolling on Thanksgiving:

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If I was evil I would think that the best prank would be just to replay whatever was said in the room with a minute delay.

It would take a bit before they would realize it and even then it would hinder effective communication between the hacked.

Because the replayed sounds would also be repeated, given enough time the room would be filled with a constant stream of befuddled and incorrect statements that were made.

I'm glad I'm not evil.

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Here's a US / California university's IP cameras being hacked:

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