Researchers: Surveillance System DVRs Vulnerable To Attack

By Robert Vamosi | 1/24/13 2:19 AM

Almost a year after finding exploitable vulnerabilities with TrendNet security systems, a team of researchers has returned to find the digital video recorders used by surveillance systems are also vulnerable to attack.

According to Console Cowboys, security systems marketed under the names Swann, Lorex, Night Owl, Zmodo, URMET, kguard security, among other brands, are vulnerable to attack. They noted that the DVR they tested used telnet, but that (fortunately) the login was rather hard to acquire -- so they simply opened up the case and used its serial port to find the root password for the device. In a blog the researchers detail the step by step process they used to get inside the device. They also include python scripts.

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Dirty Harry Owned

By Robert Vamosi | 5/3/11 7:03 AM

Having digital video in a police cruiser has undoubtedly helped law enforcement make arrests. But security researchers have cast doubt on the integrity of digital video recorders (DVR) used on some municipal police cruisers. Using little more than FTP and telnet commands, Kevin Finisterre of DigitalMunition has found a way to hack remotely into the DVRs .

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VIDEO: Hacking a Barbie To Make Your Own DVR

By JDavis | 9/9/10 10:10 AM

A new video gives a detailed demonstration of how to hack a high-tech Barbie doll to make your own mini DVR set-up -- complete with video and audio recording capabilities as well as a built-in playback display.

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