Webcams which are utilised for different applications both at personal and organisational levels have transformed into the new digital security threat, another report said on Tuesday.

Finland-based cyber security firm F-Secure reports that multiple vulnerabilities are inflicting thousands of web-connected cameras around the world.

In a report titled as  “Vulnerabilities in Foscam IP Cameras”, the researchers found a total of 18 vulnerabilities in these webcams. Researchers have indicated that an attacker can view the video feed, control the camera operation and upload and download files from the built-in FTP server.

“Foscam-made IP cameras have multiple vulnerabilities that can lead to full device compromise,” the report claimed.

“An unauthenticated attacker can persistently compromise these cameras by employing a number of different methods leading to full loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability, depending on the actions of the attacker,” it added.

According to F-secure, Foscam has allegedly a history of bugs allowing access to video feeds from IP cameras and baby monitors. However, Foscam has been notified about the vulnerabilities and yet to respond till the date.

 

Credits : Indo Asian News Service, London

 

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