Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently studied the data and found that hackers don’t have to call your camera at all, they just need to learn about your life and time away from home, depending on the amount of traffic they generate when the camera uploads the data.
Have you ever thought that the surveillance camera, originally used to ensure security, suddenly became a thief used to understand you at home, and then choose the machine burglary accomplice?
Researchers from QMUL told the media that they found that when the camera was recording objects in motion, encrypted data uploads increased, so attackers could determine which camera was uploading the video and analyzing it to get the data it wanted to know.
At present, this situation has not happened, because to achieve this kind of network attack, the attacker needs to have sufficient skill level to do, but this does not mean that it is not possible to happen, QMUL joint research has discovered this risk, if the corresponding attackers create the corresponding program, and sell online, then for personal security is very large.
As the scene of the damage is stated at the beginning of the article, Tyson (the researcher’s name) gives an example of this scenario, he says: “They will be monitoring the amount of data that the camera uploads for a long time, and by analyzing the data when the traffic is high, to predict which day next week you might not be home and then come in and steal your belongings.”
QMUL, which discovered the risks, is expanding its research and at the same time looking at how to keep cameras safe without the risk of privacy exposure, and sharing the findings and solutions with camera manufacturers. “The cameras are stupid now, it’s about cost control, and what we’re going to do is have a smarter system and mechanism – like uploading when the camera thinks it’s worth uploading data, and reminding the user that it’s going to happen,” Tyson said. “
Market research firms predict that the global market for cameras is expected to reach $1.3 billion by 2023, and that security is imminent. It is understood that QMUL’s research has been announced at the IEEE meeting, this meeting has many relevant experts, believe that the solution to similar security problems is within reach.