Samsung SmartCam-camera vulnerable to hackers

Samsung SmartCam-camera vulnerable to hackers

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The SmartCam camera from Samsung is vulnerable to hackers, who this victims can drift.

The vulnerability in the software of the camera was discovered by the hackblog Exploiteers. They could with the help of the PHP-files are responsible for firmware updates, full access to the camera.

A bug within those files, allows hackers to make their own code to run on the SmartCam, without needing the administrator have to be of the device. They can therefore, without any passwords to use the camera.

It is unclear the extent to which there is abuse of the vulnerability. Hackers should be on the same wireless network of the camera before they can have access to the device.

In August 2016, there was a vulnerability for the SmartCam denounced. Samsung solved this problem when by the web interface for the Wi-Fi camera to remove in a software update, so users only via a cloud platform of the company to the images could look.

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