Recently, CBS News aired a story about Russian hackers livestreaming video from business security cameras, home security cameras and baby monitors, (http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/russian-hackers-posting-baby-monitors-webcams-online/)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has come out with recommendations that you can use to secure video being broadcast over the internet.
While shopping for a system:
- Be sure to secure the wireless transmission between your cameras and your wireless router.
- If you plan to access your video feed off site, look for cameras that encrypt the video feed as well as your username and password.
- If you plan on allowing others to access your video, consider a system that allows for different levels of security.
- Be sure that you setup the cameras’ software for regular updates from the manufacturer.
- Use the cameras’ password feature. Change the default password provided by the manufacturer to your own strong password.
- If your cameras encrypt the data that they transmit, be sure to use that feature.