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Security researchers offer tips to secure your device

Ever since the Eye-Fi Secure Digital Wi-Fi cards starting becoming popular with consumers, more consumer-grade cameras have included Wi-Fi functionality built-in. Wi-Fi allows the user to automatically upload photographs to their computer or photo sharing sites as soon as they are taken.

The problem with cameras that have Wi-Fi, according to some security researchers, is that the Wi-Fi capability has security flaws that can be easily exploited allowing the cameras to be turned into spying devices by nefarious users.
 
Daniel Mende and Pascal Turbing from a German IT consulting firm called ERNW demonstrated their attack, the researchers used the Canon EOS-1D X D-SLR camera. The researchers exploited each of the four ways that the camera is able to communicate with the network.
 
According to the researchers, they were able to intercept the information sent from the camera and also managed to gain complete control of the camera itself.

The researchers offered a video showing how they exploited the camera via attacks and offer advice for users of Wi-Fi equipped cameras to secure their data which you can view below:
 
 

Source: Net-security





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