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Malware Found on Surveillance Cameras Sold by Amazon

Category: Bugs / Virus
Posted: 06:34PM

Mike Olsen, a security researcher that runs a blog on the topic of hacking, recently purchased a set of six power over Ethernet outdoor surveillance cameras for his friend's home. After receiving the devices, he unfortunately was greeted with an interface that failed to provide access to normal controls and operations. In order to see if a bad style was hiding the controls that he needed, he took a look at the code that made up the interface page and noticed an iframe that linked to a strange looking host name. After some research, Olsen immediately found that the domain was related with malware that had quite a bit of a history.

While it is unknown if the seller of the PoE cameras had any idea that the malware was indeed present within the interface of the camera, Olsen's experience does serve as a good reminder that even when a seller has a good rating, a product is a good deal, and Amazon is the retailer, malware can still exist without knowledge to the consumer.

Source: Mike Olsen

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