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Wi-Fi Enabled Digital Cameras Easily Exploitable 96

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the say-cheese dept.
An anonymous reader writes with some news that might make you think twice before getting a network-enabled camera. From the article: "Users' desire to share things online has influenced many markets, including the digital camera one. Newer cameras increasingly sport built-in Wi-Fi capabilities or allow users to add SD cards to achieve them in order to be able to upload and share photos and videos as soon as they take them. But, as proven by Daniel Mende and Pascal Turbing, security researchers with ERNW, these capabilities also have security flaws that can be easily exploited for turning these cameras into spying devices. The researchers chose to compromise Canon's EOS-1D X DSLR camera and exploit each of the four ways it can communicate with a network. Not only have they been able to hijack the information sent from the camera, but have also managed to gain complete control of it."
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Wi-Fi Enabled Digital Cameras Easily Exploitable

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 25, 2013 @10:16PM (#43278085)

    Hijacking thousands of vacation pictures may prove fatal to the pirates who steal them, contracting terminal boredom. Meanwhile, spies and celebrities should avoid using cameras with remote access vulnerabilities

  • by turkeydance (1266624) on Monday March 25, 2013 @10:27PM (#43278141)
    Undefeated.
  • by GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) on Monday March 25, 2013 @10:38PM (#43278185)
    The cost for web cams and 100' USB cables is like 20$. So give a home 5 security cameras for $100. Hook em up on their computer and have code that records a buffered state so far back. Or if you're concerned about disk space, attach motion sensors to the recording states. Write some software that allows them to check out their house on their smart phone. Installation shouldn't take more than a a few hours.

    So if you wanted to start your own security system, you'd be back 100$ for 5 cameras/cables. You'd need to write some code, or have someone write it for you, but this is only a one time cost. And you can charge people 45$/month or a one time fee of 500-700$, and that is way cheaper that what is on the market, and what is on the market doesn't let you check your security cameras from your smart phone.

    Home security looks like a cash cow at first glance, what am I missing besides lawyer stuff?

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