Already in the camera, hackers can hit our pictures

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We don’t have any personal data in our cameras, too – Eyal Itkin, a cybersecurity researcher at Check Point Software Technologies, successfully demonstrated at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas. The technician successfully broke into a Canon EOS 80D digital SLR camera and installed a blackmail program on it.

Itkin used the camera’s Wi-Fi module for hacking and, as he pointed out, may have a similar vulnerability to a number of cameras that use similar wireless technology.

Because most cameras have a relatively low level of protection, you don’t even need any permission from the owner to install a malicious program on them, as long as you have Wi-Fi or bluetooth on.

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