DSLR Ransomware

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Agg, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Agg

    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    Not sure how credible a threat this is, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention:

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/11/...eos-80d-dslr-malware-ransomware-cybersecurity

    Check Point Software Technologies issued a report today that detailed how its security researchers were able to remotely install malware on a digital DSLR camera. In it, researcher Eyal Itkin found that a hacker can easily plant malware on a digital camera. He says that the standardized Picture Transfer Protocol is an ideal method for delivering malware: it’s unauthenticated and can be used with both Wi-Fi and USB. The report notes that individual with an infected Wi-Fi access point could deploy it at a tourist destination to pull off an attack, or infect a user’s PC.
     
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  2. Pbx_Jnr

    Pbx_Jnr Member

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    Credible enough that Canon released a patch for their firmware to combat this Agg :)
     
  3. power

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    yeah i put it in the IoT thread too. pretty funny.
     
  4. Scootre

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    No new firmware for the 5DIV.
     
  5. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    "Put a WiFi connection on it. What could go wrong?"
     
  6. Pbx_Jnr

    Pbx_Jnr Member

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    For their 80D, the one that the ransomware was tested out on there is.
     

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