Security flaw exposed in home security cameras

Trendnet listed 22 camera models sold since April 2010 which may have a vulnerability
Trendnet, a maker of Web-connected home security cameras, has issued an update to fix a vulnerability that allows Internet users to spy on private video feeds.

Trendnet, a maker of Web-connected home security cameras, has issued an update to fix a vulnerability that allows Internet users to spy on private video feeds.

The , which was revealed nearly a month ago by a blog called Console Cowboys, allows for real-time online access to the home surveillance cameras without the need for a password.

Links to the live video feeds have been posted on Internet message boards such as 4chan and Reddit in recent weeks.

Trendnet addressed the problem in a statement on Monday.

"Trendnet has recently gained awareness of an IP camera vulnerability common to many Trendnet SecurView cameras," the Torrance, California-based firm said.

"It is Trendnet's understanding that video from select Trendnet IP cameras may be accessed online in real time," Trendnet said.

"Upon awareness of the issue, Trendnet initiated immediate actions to correct and publish updated firmware which resolves the vulnerability," it said.

In the statement, Trendnet listed 22 camera models sold since April 2010 which may have the and provided a link to a site where camera owners can download a fix.

"Trendnet is aware that this IP Camera security threat may affect your confidence in Trendnet solutions," the company said. "Trendnet extends its deepest apologies to consumers which may be impacted by this issue."


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Feb 07, 2012
Over 700 video links have been posted so far. There have even been web pages created so people can log in and watch large numbers of cameras at the same time. 4chan had a great time with them. To access a cam all that needs to be done is place after its IP the code /anony/mjpg.cgi . This bypasses all security allowing full access. Wonder how many people will upgrade? Oh, not much of interest on any that I have seen - people are boring!

Feb 08, 2012
VD - What would he/she/it (assuming it's existance) have to do with anything?

Feb 08, 2012
And all this time I thought it was just hormones... who knew?

Feb 08, 2012
these alert security people, heres a camera hack from 6 years ago, from the google hacking database. published 6 years ago and still works

intitle:Live View / AXIS | inurl:view/view.shtml OR inurl:view/indexFrame.shtml | intitle:MJPG Live Demo | intext:Select preset position

you can do it with most online devives, the above code got me lexinton computer center labs, 2 airports and counless numbers of public buildings and car parks.

Feb 08, 2012
http://216.123.23...p;size=1

North runway - you would not beleive me unless i posted it. Anyone fancy watching lab work from a super computer center ( only joking )

some collage in usa

http://72.10.224....ame=null


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