Waylander

CCTV might be getting hacked

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So for the past week or so my cctv randomly started giving me warning beeps. Checked it and saw the settings had been wiped. Redid them, restored network access and 2 days later it happened again.

so I figured the cmos battery might be weak, opened it up and swapped out a new battery and 2 days later same again.

ive read that HikVision machines have been getting hacked - especially when the admin password has not been changed from default.

so...I'll update the firmware but just to check outside interference, is there a way I can allow it intranet access so I can acess it remotely via pc, but block it from the outside?

im guessing I do this at router or pc level?

the DVR has been assigned a static IP address 

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Find out what port it uses and either explicitly block it in your router or maybe redirect it to some unused IP address?

Normally you wouldn't expect it to get through your router though

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I know but I suspect it's because a Port has been forwarded to enabled me to access the cameras remotely by the app and like an idiot I haven't changed the default password.

i have a new firmware for it so will try to do it all in one shot but initially I'll i forward the port for 2-3 days and ensure it works fine otherwise

https://ipvm.com/reports/hik-default-hack

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With reference to your other thread requesting information on rucksacks, you've been added onto the GCHQ watch list.:finger:

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I haven't a clue if you've been hacked.

I'm not a fan of your choice of carpets though.

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Never did update this thread.

Updated the firmware which allowed strong passwords and all was well again so yes it was getting hacked and reset - HiKVision apparently knew about it hence the firmware

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On 2/23/2018 at 2:13 AM, Waylander said:

HiKVision apparently knew about it hence the firmware

 

 HiKVision has extremely poor security and has been hacked before. Keep updatíng that firmware - if they ever bother to patch it correctly. The backdoor vulnerability which got you has been present in Hikvision products since at least 2014.

https://ipvm.com/reports/hik-backdoor

 

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I initially bought it as it seemed to be the most highly regarded and the only one with windows mobile app.

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