How to Prevent IP Camera Hackers

2016/11/15
Many people are afraid to use IP cameras. Not because they don’t know how to use. It’s because they are afraid of that hackers may see what they are...

Many people are afraid to use IP cameras. Not because they dont know how to use. Its because they are afraid of that hackers may see what they are doing through their IP cameras. Its reasonable to worry about that unless you do there follow steps to prevent IP camera hackers.

 

Before I introduce the steps I want to show you a picture about how a IP Camera link to the Internet. 

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1. Secure your Internet network

If you are using an IP camera which has already linked to the Internet. This Internet refers to your home WIFI. One thing you can do is to protect you WIFI password. You are supposed to set a strong password which shouldnt be just pure numbers or letters. You should mix them together and it is better that you add some symbols in your password.

Another thing you should do is to change your password frequently. Maybe some of your friends come to your house, you will tell them your home WIFI password. Be careful they can do everything with your WIFI Password. So you know how important to change your WIFI password timely.

 

2. Password also protect your cameras

You may often use the App on the phone to monitor your home. And maybe your family members also have the password of the App. Make sure everyone wont leak the password to other people. But its better to change the password.

 

3. Avoid port forwarding to your IP camera

The router you use comes with built in security that blocks certain applications from accessing your home network. Some people choose to set up port forwarding for devices such as an XBox which might be ok, but when it comes to IP cameras I dont recommend you do this.

 

4. Change the password of your router 

It is no need for me to retalk the importance of the password.

reset the camera password 

5. Update your cameras firmware

Every time you update your cameras firmware, the hackers go farther. The system will be safer after you update your cameras firmware.

 

Lets have a quick review: 

1Secure your Internet network

2. Password also protect your cameras

3Avoid port forwarding to your IP camera

4Change the password of your router

5Update your cameras firmware




Author: LSVISION