Thursday, March 5, 2020

NCSC Releases Advisory on Securing Internet-Connected Cameras

Original release date: March 5, 2020

The United Kingdom (UK) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released an advisory on securing internet-connected cameras such as smart security cameras and baby monitors. An attacker could gain access to unsecured, or poorly secured, internet-connected cameras to obtain live feeds or images.

The following steps can help consumers secure their devices.
• Change your device’s default password, if applicable, and create a strong password.
• Keep software up to date.
• Disable the remote access feature, if unused.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages administrators to review the NCSC advisory for more information and refer to CISA’s Tips on Securing the Internet of Things and Home Network Security for additional ways to secure internet-connected devices.

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