Foscam Ip Camera Vulnerability and Hacking Prevention
Any device may it be an IP camera, a router or a CCTV DVR System or any website accessible over the internet has a hole, glitch or bug which hackers finds, uses and exploits. There is no PERFECT system that exists. Wanna bet? Hackers and developers will find and find a way to get into the system. This is the reason we have updates. Firmware updates critical in keeping the system working perfectly and preventing these hackers access on our system.
Foscam Philippines (Web Technology) together with Foscam is totally dedicated to preserving the security and consistency of our consumer experience and will bring all of the measures reasonably essential to guarantee the privacy and safety measure of our IP cameras. The moment a security weakness is uncovered Foscam efforts to instantaneously produce firmware upgrade to correct the problem. As of today January 1, 2014 there are no identified flaws with any of our IP cameras once kept up to date together with the most current firmware as defined below. All Ip cameras we release are definitely updated from the most recent firmware.
Tips and Guides to keep your Foscam Ip Camera in Perfect and Secured Condition.
[li_item icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”#1e73be” circle=”” circlecolor=””] Securing your Ip Camera. Make sure you change the default user name and password before taking it online. for these given or defaults maybe used as an exploit that can gain access to your IP camera. These hackers uses Google Dorks url query to gain information on any device, website or any system on the internet. These defaults are sometimes used to inject their content on our system. Select a username and password that is at least 8 – 10 characters or longer. Try to use a combination of lower-case and upper-case letters as well as numbers and special characters.
[li_item icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”#1e73be” circle=”” circlecolor=””] Like any device used on the internet, make sure your IP camera gets the most recent firmware used for your particular camera model. New updates uses protection against a variety of online hacking and illegal access.
[li_item icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”#1e73be” circle=”” circlecolor=””] Check the logs of your Foscam cameras often. Foscam cameras have embedded logs which allow you to see exactly which IP addresses are accessing the camera. You will be able to tell if an outsider has gained access to your camera.
[li_item icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”#1e73be” circle=”” circlecolor=””] Change your default port to a port in the 8100 or greater range. Hackers often target default ports and you do not want to make yourself an easy target. By using a non-standard port it will make it more difficult for hackers to find your camera.