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DVR Security Camera Systems vulnerable to remote hijacking

28 January 2013

Digital video recorders have changed home and business security, making it possible to store hundreds of hours of surveillance footage. But a few have suspect design flaws in their software, which can quickly turn watchers into the watched.

Up to eighteen known brands of security camera digital video recorders (DVRs) are vulnerable to an attack that would allow a hacker to gain control of the devices as well as to use the machines to access other PC behind a company’s firewall.

One of the researchers, security firm Rapid7's chief security officer H.D. Moore, has discovered that 58,000 of the hackable systems, all of which use firmware provided by the China-based firm Ray Sharp.. [Read More]

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/01/28/more-than-a-dozen-brands-of-security-camera-systems-vulnerable-to-hacker-hijacking/

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