Friday, 9 December 2016

PREVENTION OF CCTV CAMERAS


As the number of connected gadgets around your home increases, there are lot of chances of getting hacked.

Here are few steps to be followed, to keep your surveillance cameras safer.

A connected home is full of possible weak links, it is ironic, as the security cameras are often being at the top of the list and it’s up to you to reduce its threat.

How security cameras are vulnerable.

To have access on camera locally, you would have to be in range of wireless networks. So the hackers got to access on a wireless network using a  number of methods like guessing the password or famines the actual one. The local network, security cameras are not always password protected. Since the wireless network security itself is typically considered enough of a deterrent to keep malicious attack at bay. Remote hacks is also known as data breech, could put your log in credentials in the wrong hands and short of changing your password frequently.

How to prevent getting hacked.

While no one system is impervious to an attack. There are some precautions.

1.  Secure your wireless network with WPA2

2. When available, enable encryption within the security camera’s administrative tools

3. Protect the admin software with a username and password that cannot be easily guessed even on a secured network.

4. Update the camera firmware frequently or  whenever possible.