15 Feb 2012

Security cameras used to spy on homeowners

Hackers have been able to find an internet security coding flaw in TRENDnet security cameras allowing them to bypass passwords and look into people's homes. The company and its users should be sure to take necessary precautions to make sure this flaw is fixed as soon as possible.

"TRENDnet’s security team understands that video from some TRENDnet IP SecurView cameras may be accessed online in real time," the company said in a statement addressing the situation. "Upon awareness of the issue, TRENDnet initiated immediate actions to quantify the scope of the issue, initiate corrective actions and publish updated firmware which resolves the issue."

The company said select cameras purchased as far back as April 2010 may be affected and will require a firmware update. Customers who have a model that is affected can email ipcam@trendnet.com for more information on how to resolve the issue.

According to what The Verge blogger Katie Notopoulos told Fox Chicago, the list of cameras suffering from the security breach had close to 100,000 views. People with these cameras should get the internet security firmware fix as soon as possible to keep any peepers at bay.