“While cameras do provide added security, this recent popular camera system software issue demonstrates that even when it comes to security devices, we must be diligent in securing our systems.”
– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security
Taylor Hatmaker wrote the following article for Tech Crunch.
In newly published research, security firm Tenable reveals how popular video surveillance camera software could be manipulated, allowing would-be attackers the ability to view, disable or otherwise control video footage. Fittingly dubbed “Peekaboo” by researchers, the weakness affects software created by NUUO, a surveillance system software maker with clients including hospitals, banks, and schools around the globe. One of the most disturbing things about this vulnerability is that NUUO licenses its software out to at least 100 other brands and 2,500 camera models. Tenable estimates that the vulnerability could put hundreds of thousands of networked surveillance cameras at risk around the globe and many of the groups that operate those devices may be unaware that the risk is even relevant to the systems upon which they rely. For additional details check out this article written by Taylor Hatmaker@tayhatmaker for Techcrunch.