Security Cameras From TRENDnet Hacked

Mike TuttleIT Management

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If you have a TRENDnet security camera in your home, listen up. A coding flaw found in some of the cameras allows someone to bypass your password and look into your home.

Hackers have found a small piece of code attached to the IP address of the camera will bypass the need for a password. Once the discovery was made, addresses of hundreds of cameras were posted online for voyeurs to peek in on.

TRENDnet responded to the discovery right away with this press release:

A recent product hack revealed a vulnerability present in several TRENDnet SecurView IP cameras.

TRENDnet’s security team understands that video from some TRENDnet IP SecurView cameras may be accessed online in real time. Upon awareness of the issue, TRENDnet initiated immediate actions to quantify the scope of the issue, initiate corrective actions, and publish updated firmware which resolves the issue.

Only select cameras purchased between April of 2010 and the present may be affected and require a firmware update. Eighteen camera models have been identified. A list of the identified products is available on TRENDnet’s homepage:

A firmware upgrade was made available and instructions for installing it.

Mike Tuttle
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