Dahua Cameras Unauthorized Access Vulnerability Technical Analysis and Solution

Recently, Dahua Technology, a well-known security camera and digital video recorder (DVR) vendor in China, released firmware updates to address a serious security issue in certain products. Before the vendor made an official statement on this issue, however, a security researcher named Bashis said that this vulnerability seemed to be a backdoor intentionally left by the vendor and so made his findings public without notifying Dahua in advance.

Hadoop Hit by Ransom Attack

Recently, some hacker organizations have turned their eyes to ransom attacks targeting certain products. As of last week, hacker organizations had taken control of and wiped data from at least 34,000 MongoDB databases, asking for a ransom to return the stolen files.

2016 NSFOCUS Security Report Regarding Network Video Surveillance Systems

With the robust development of the Internet of Things (IoT), more and more security issues are found with IoT devices. These imminent threats, especially those from network video surveillance systems (NVSSs) that account for a large majority of IoT devices, have drawn attention from security professionals from home and abroad. (In this paper, network video monitors (NVMs), web cameras, and digital video recorders (DVRs) are all referred to as NVSSs.)