An Internet Protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera that receives control data and sends image data via an IP network. They are commonly used for surveillance but unlike analog closed-circuit television cameras, they require no local recording device, only a local area network
Unlike an ordinary webcam it is a standalone unit with its own IP address that requires nothing more than a network connection in order to transfer images. IP cameras are used with a wired network or wireless and are growing in popularity in private, business and municipal sectors.
Millions of IP Cameras are operating worldwide. With camera manufacturers using remote access to update the software, the devices may be extremely vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Some of the most common IP Cameras brands out there:
Foscam IP Cameras: Foscam is a world leading IP-Camera manufacturer. Foscam Wireless IP Cameras are sold worldwide and designed to deliver live video and audio from a local network to anywhere in the world. Foscam are on the forefront of consumer wireless IP video technology due to their ability to bridge the gap between powerful digital video, wireless data transmission and affordability.
TVT IP Cameras: A worldwide product and system solution provider, TVT is one of the leading IoT vendors in China. TVT’s product lines including HD IP camera, HD coaxial camera and many other video solutions for both private users and firms alike.
As more and more IP Cameras are being installed worldwide and connected to local networks, more users and enterprises may be at a potential risk,
A vulnerable camera that is hacked can be used as an access point, and even worse, harnessed into a spying tool, broadcasting everyday people in their homes and offices.
Previously, we had identified various vulnerabilities in IP Cameras, such as an Ichano AtHome IP Cameras Multiple Vulnerabilities or a Tiandy IP cameras Sensitive Information Disclosure.
Think you figured out how to run unauthenticated commands on IP Cameras? Found a Foscam vulnerability and don’t know what to do next? Let us be your guides!