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DSLR camera can also be hacked with computer-Smartphone

USNMix Report: Do not be surprised, your DSLR camera
can also be hacked with computer-smartphone.

"Any smart device, including DSLR cameras, is highly vulnerable to attack," said security researcher Eyal Itkin of Check Point Software Technologies.

Not only is there a risk of hacking your phone or computer, but hacking of DSLR cameras can occur. Security researchers warn that ransomware or malware attacks may also occur on DSLR cameras. Researchers at cyber security company Check Point Software Technologies have found that modern cameras are connected to USB and WiFi, so hackers can gain control over their data.

"Any smart device, including DSLR cameras, is highly vulnerable to attack," said security researcher Eyal Itkin of Check Point Software Technologies. Itkin said, 'The cameras are now not only connecting to USB, but are also connecting to WiFi networks and related environments. This brings them into the ranks of the attackers. If the camera is attacked, his photos can be taken hostage and a ransom can be demanded in return. 
DSLR camera can also be hacked with computer-Smartphone

Since pictures are not shot on film in modern cameras. Therefore, the International Imaging Industry Association has created a standard protocol, which is named Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), through which pictures from camera are transferred to PC. Although the main emphasis in this protocol is on the transfer of photographs, but through this, a dozen commands are given to firmware updates of the cameras.

Check Point worked on Canon's EOS 80D camera during its research and apprised the company of its shortcomings. After this, the company is working on improving it. Since cameras from other companies also work on the same protocol. In this case, the researchers say that those cameras also have such deficiencies by which they are accessible to hackers.

To avoid this, camera owners should update their cameras with the latest firmware, and install them if a patch is available. Apart from this, when not in use, the camera's WiFi should be turned off.

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