Wireless Video Surveillance Hijacking Threat

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 25, 2011

An Australian investigative report is highlighting the risk that video surveillance systems face from wireless hijacking. In this note, we examine the technical approach and consider the practical risks to production video surveillance systems.

The Australian report demonstrates how they can easily hack into video surveillance systems with a simple, low cost, readily available device. Here is a 3 minute video demonstration:

**** **** *** ***** ** **** *************** *** **** ** understand. **** ***** ************ ******* *** ********** ***** ******** ***********. These *** ********* **** *********** *** **** ** ********** *** small ********** *** **** **** *** ******. ****** ******** ************* ** ******** ***** ************ *********** **** $** ** $*** ***. ***** **** ********* ** not ***** ********** *** *********** *********** ** ********* *** *****. If *** **** **** * **** ******, ****** ** ***** you *** ****** ** **** *** (*** ***** ******* **** this ******* *** **** *** ***** *** **** *** ** aggressive ******* ** *** ********'* ****).

** *** ***** ****, ***** **** *** ************* ******** ** video ************ ******* *** ** ************ ******** ***********. *********, *** overwhelmingly ******** ** ************ ** ******** *** ********* ****** ** this ****. **** ***** ******** *******, ************ ******** ********* **** encryption ** *** ** ************, ********** ***** ***** ******** ********** from ************ *** ***** ****.

***** ********* ************ ** '************' ** ******** * ****** ***** of ******* **********, *** ***** ************ ************* *** ********* *** and ****** ** ********** ************ *******. ******* ** *** ******** of ********* ************ ************ ***********'* **** *** ********** ********** ** **** ************.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Wireless

Hikvision Ezviz Mini Trooper Totally Wireless Camera Tested on Jun 13, 2017
Totally wireless cameras are a major growth trend in video surveillance, driven by consumer demands to eliminate wiring. Hikvision is now joining...
Samsung SmartCam A1 Totally Wireless System on Jun 06, 2017
Hanwha is keeping the Samsung brand alive in consumer cameras with the SmartCam A1, a new offering combining an autotracking 1080p camera with base...
Blink XT Outdoor Totally Wireless Camera Tested on May 11, 2017
Running wires for cameras outdoors is one of the biggest challenges, especially for consumer or DIY installs. Now, Blink has released an outdoor...
Burglar Alarm Zoning Guide on Apr 28, 2017
The function of an alarm panel is to gather information from sensors and respond to this information by triggering actions. While it is possible to...
Last Day - IP Networking Course May 2017 on Apr 26, 2017
Today is the last day to register for the May IP Networking Course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video...
Ring Floodlight Cam Tested on Apr 20, 2017
Ring has released their latest entry, the Floodlight Cam, calling it the "Evolution of Outdoor Security", touting motion activated floodlights,...
Siklu PtMP Millimeter Wave Wireless Examined on Apr 18, 2017
Siklu is attempting to make millimeter-wave wireless systems more applicable in the security industry. Two years ago, they started marketing to the...
Bosch B-Series Intrusion Tested on Apr 10, 2017
Bosch is one of the biggest names in intrusion but their B-Series panels, targeted at smaller site installs and available through distribution, are...
Ring Solar Stick Up Camera Tested on Apr 04, 2017
We bought and tested the Ring Stick Up Camera along with the Solar Panel accessory. Inside we report our test result...
2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested) on Mar 28, 2017
2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Biometrics Pros and Cons For Electronic Access Control on Jun 26, 2017
Biometrics has been long sought as an alternative to the security risks of cards, pins and passwords. While biometrics has improved somewhat over...
Manufacturer Sales People Are Very Important - Statistics on Jun 26, 2017
IPVM's new integrator statistics show what sales people say regularly: Sales people are very important. From 150 integrator...
No Personal Opinions About Work on Jun 26, 2017
One rising trend is the tendency for people to disclaim their statements on work related topics as their own 'opinions' or 'personal...
Importance of Sales To Integrators - Statistics on Jun 23, 2017
One of the top trends in the industry over the past few years has been the rise of across-the-board sales (e.g.: Hikvision Sales, Dahua Sale,...
Deep Learning Surveillance Startups Deep Problem on Jun 23, 2017
The undeniably good news for the video surveillance market is that we are seeing the rise of more startups than in many years. The cause of this...
Avigilon Announces RADAR-Based Presence Detector on Jun 22, 2017
RADAR is gaining momentum within physical security. Two months after Axis announced a network radar detector, Avigilon has announced a RADAR-Based...
Covert Cloud Camera Service Launching (KJB) on Jun 22, 2017
Cloud IP cameras, for consumers, has become increasingly commonplace. However, covert cameras, lag there, with few options. Now, North America's...
Uniview Low-Cost Bullet PTZ Tested on Jun 21, 2017
Uniview is offering a HD zoom bullet camera, the IPC742SR9-PZ30-32G, with an integrated pan / tilt positioner, for the price of a low-cost...
QSR Video Surveillance Best Practices on Jun 21, 2017
Fast food restaurants or QSRs (quick service restaurants), are frequent victims of crime and fraud. Because they are open late, deal with cash, and...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact