Malware found on IP cameras

JohnMHoyt Computer Security, IoT, IP Surveillance, security, Technology Leave a Comment

Mike Olson has a post entitled “Beware, even things on Amazon come with embedded malware” over on artfulhacker.com about purchasing a few PoE IP Cameras off of Amazon, and how they came complete with malware embedded on them. The “Internet Of Things” (IoT) offers a lot of opportunity for this to happen. The malware could be intentionally placed there by the …

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Is your video surveillance system being used to watch you?

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Video Surveillance Leave a Comment

An article caught my eye the other day, where a hacker had gained access to the video baby monitor a family had deployed. In doing so, they harassed the family a bit by saying their child’s name and moving the camera. If your video surveillance system is configured to where you have remote access, you could be allowing someone to …

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Video security / surveillance for your home may be more affordable than you think

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, security, Technology 1 Comment

Do you ever wonder what is going on at your home when you are not there? Maybe you just want to know if someone approaches your door, or if a vehicle pulls into your driveway? Call me paranoid, but I do!  We have surrounded our home and businesses with full color, night-vision cameras that record to a DVR (Digital Video …

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And the winner of our July network security camera giveaway is…

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, security, Technology 2 Comments

badadadadadadadadadadadaadadad (Simulated drum roll)… Hal Westmoreland from AccessAbility Services Inc, of Simponsonville, SC was the lucky winner of the wireless network security / surveillance camera giveaway for July! Congratulations to Hal! Incidentally the first name drawn was Pamela Hoyt, my wife, which somehow didn’t seem fair, so we drew again. I would like to thank everyone for playing our little …

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