CCTV remote viewing is not 100% safe, a research has found.
17:00 17 July 2017
Connecting a CCTV system to our WiFi connection affords us remote monitoring using iPhones, android phones, and tablets, among others. However, a recent research has found that CCTV remote monitoring is vulnerable to CCTV Hackers, which can put your security and your family’s at risk.
This can happen if hackers are able to guess your CCTV password. Currently, there are a number of computer robots and software that can try more than 1,000 passwords per second and in some cases, they succeed in finding out your password.
The good thing is, there are ways to keep your CCTV secure from CCTV Hackers. This can be achieved by following these:
· Never use simple passwords such as 123456 or ABCDE. It is highly recommended to combine characters and symptoms and using words that are not associated to you or your family member, such as your birthday (example: Dec11Ava).
· When using a port forwarding, make sure your router logs all the IP addresses that access your server. Manually check these logs periodically and block unknown IP addresses, if there are any.
· It is a good practice to change password on a regular basis. As much as possible, use more than six characters.
· Make sure that your firmware is always up-to-date to futher prevent CCTV Hackers.
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