IP Camera Singapore - How to protect your security cameras
Recently, it was reported widely in the local news example in the Straits Times "Hacked footage from security cameras in Singapore homes shared on porn sites" that IP cameras used in Singapore homes were reportedly hacked, and footage was uploaded online. What is worst is that some of the hacked footage was sold online and ended up on pornographic sites showing people in compromising positions, such as having sex, changing, using the bathroom, and lounging in the supposed privacy of their homes.
It was reported that a group dedicated to hacking IP cameras was behind the hacking. The group, which can be found on the social messaging platform Discord, has almost 1,000 members across the globe. The group claims to have shared more than 3TB of clips with over 70 members, who paid a subscription fee of US$150 (S$203) for lifetime access to them.
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Protecting Your IP Cameras from Hackers
Many IP security cameras are vulnerable, as they are typically installed to be accessed remotely via the Internet. IP Security cameras can be hacked locally - gaining access to your home's wireless network and hence security cameras attached to it or remotely - through the internet hacked into the security cameras.
Your security cameras can be hacked in several ways. Lack of good security features, poor password management - using default settings and simple passwords, and security camera hack apps all result in cameras and baby monitors, webcams getting hacked. Even with good passwords, security cameras can be vulnerable to sophisticated techniques such as credential stuffing.
How to tell if your security cameras are hacked. There are a few tips or telltale signs:
- Check if there are any strange noises from your IP Camera
- See if your camera rotates abnormally
- Check if the security settings have been changed and if there are any abnormal data flow
- Check if the led light is blinking abnormally
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If you place importance on security, you should choose a brand that places emphasis on data security such as using encryption technology to secure user interface, providing extra security with two-factor authentication and network traffic as well as adheres to international data privacy standards.
Nooie is one of few brands that take security seriously:
- All cloud data is stored on Amazon Web Service (AWS) to protect customer’s privacy.
- Data transmissions are encrypted and secured through multiple layers of security, such as https and transport layer security to ensure it cannot be read or forged by any third parties. Support two-factor authentication for secured access.
How to protect your cameras
- Buy security cameras from reputable manufacturers and retailers such as Smart Camera Singapore
- On set up, make sure your security camera has strong security credentials. Don’t keep the default password or re-use an old or existing password from another device. Try to use passwords that are long and complex—like a random phrase or string of characters—with numbers, symbols, and uppercase and lowercase letters. If possible use a password manager. These programs generate incredibly strong, random passwords for your digital accounts, securely store and remember them for you, and even automatically insert them into log-in prompts.
- Always update devices with new software, which is often issued to address security issues. Manufacturers that are serious about protecting their cameras will routinely release firmware updates that fix software bugs and patch security vulnerabilities. Smartcamerasg chooses only manufacturers that are serious about security example Nooie updates their app and firmware frequently to protect and improve their products.
- Your network is only as secure as your router. Reset yours and change the password to a long, unique password. Also, install firewalls and antivirus software to protect hacking against viruses and malware that can gain access to your home network.
- Always enable multi-factor authentication on devices when available. That way, if hackers crack your password, they still won’t be able to access your camera unless they also gain access to your passcode. But not all camera companies offer two-factor authentication, only major brands including Nooie provide this safety option.
Note that all of these methods can improve your chances of avoiding a hack, but they're not foolproof. However, it will help deter most hackers.
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