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Offline Intrepid

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Creepy Foscam vulnerability story
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:01:39 am »
There was a news story today about a Texas couple who used a webcam as a baby room monitor.  They walked in and heard someone saying their baby's name (name on wall of room).

It looked like a foscam or x10 cam.

At least using Vera for cams or a dvr PC adds a layer, not putting the cams open on the Internet.

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Re: Creepy Foscam vulnerability story
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 01:25:00 pm »
I think it is a foscam..  The article is here:
http://goo.gl/y0hHex

Its hard to tell these days what actually would cause this...  People use the same password for things internally, perhaps they had loose forwarding and poor passwords or old firmware on any of the devices. 

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Re: Creepy Foscam vulnerability story
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 08:13:23 am »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/13/hacked-baby-monitor-houston-texas-parents_n_3750675.html?ref=topbar

I think it's relevant with all of the security conversation that's been floating around here lately and all of the Foscam users here in general!
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Re: Creepy Foscam vulnerability story
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 06:18:28 pm »
It sure takes a long time to fix the problem going by the linked article below. ???

"Foscam said it expects to ship an updated version of the firmware (Ver. 55) that fixes the bug by January 25. The new firmware will be published on the company's website. "

"Foscam users can determine if their camera is affected by following the instructions here."

http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/software-bug-exposes-webcams-baby-monitors-online-20140124-hv9qt.html