IP Surveillance Cameras Vulnerable to Hacking

IP surveillance cameras and other devices with online remote access features are vulnerable to being hacked if not properly secured. Recently, two IP camera companies TRENDnet and Foscam where mentioned in a PBS Newshour story about online device vulnerabilities. The story mentioned that IP cameras from the two companies were hacked into and that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had cited Trendnet for inadequate security protection. One basic security tip is: AFTER SETTING UP YOUR IP CAMERA ALWAYS CHANGE THE DEFAULT PASSWORD THAT THE DEVICE IS PRE-LOADED WITH!

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