Although video surveillance cameras are undoubtedly invaluable in providing security, they can also provide a dangerous vulnerability. Unfortunately, these cameras can actually be an easy way to breach internet-connected systems.
Even without strong technical skills, hackers have been getting in through video surveillance systems. By going online and accessing IP data, they cannot only manipulate such things as lights and energy systems, but visually spy on you as well. The software to perform these functions is easily available on the Internet.
Even more worrisome, the seasoned hacker can easily access these systems through manufacturer back doors or by using programs that “sniff” the traffic to extract the IP and MAC address on your devices.
Single passwords or codes are a major factor in enabling the hacker to get past the authentication process. It is possible to spend huge sums of dollars on your security system, but if your password is given up, you are exposed.
The solution is two-factor authentication. It is a reality that smart dealers and integrators are now providing as a standard weapon against hacking on some servers.
Tick Tock Double Lock
To combat single-password hacking, two PIN codes are now added to a Windows Server at login. One is the prime password, the second is a random PIN generated by a matching smartphone app, giving the integrator a solid additional layer of defense. By adding this virtual counterpart to physical security, the threat of compromised, lost or even destroyed systems is greatly diminished.
Don’t open yourself to significant risk.