July 5, 2022
How to ensure that home cameras are not hacked is one of the biggest challenges facing IoT devices today. Although there is currently no 100% safe protection method, as long as the corresponding rules are followed, the threat of risk can be minimized. Vitaly Kamluk, head of Kaspersky’s Asia Pacific analysis team, listed five camera signs to help consumers quickly confirm whether their cameras have been hacked:
01 strange sound
In some cases, cybercriminals want people to know their existence, so they will try to initiate a conversation through the two-way communication function. Most home cameras support intercom function. When you hear strange sounds, you can further investigate whether they are cameras Has been hacked;
02 The LED lights up for no reason
Cameras attacked by hackers often have abnormal LED lights, such as changing the status lights without any specific reason. If you encounter such a situation, you should take timely measures to protect your privacy;
03 The camera angle changes for no reason
Although most cameras can track the target automatically, if you do not set this function, the camera can automatically change the angle of view, which should be a cause for concern. These are signs that the camera is invaded;
04 Password is changed
This is a more significant situation. If you cannot log in to your account, it means that your device has been hacked;
05 The application has an unfamiliar login record
The login records of most applications can let you know the usage of the program, including any unauthorized activities. Therefore, you need to pay close attention to the login records of your own applications to ensure that no hackers are using them.
In addition to the above methods, you can also judge whether the camera is invaded according to the router's traffic monitoring function. Generally, the camera does not require much traffic when not in use. If it is found that a large amount of traffic is generated when the family is not in use, It can be judged that there is a hacker intrusion.