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Modern digital cameras contain loopholes that allow capture information and to obtain full control over the device.

As the researchers reported Mandy Daniel (Daniel Mende) Turbing and Pascal (Pascal Turbing), modern digital cameras that manufacturers equipped with Wi-Fi-network access, Internet connectivity or SD-card for uploading and sharing photos and videos right after shooting, also contain a number of vulnerabilities which makes it easy to turn the camera into a spy device.


Researchers used the compromised camera Canon EOS-1D X DSLR, equipped with four different ways to connect to the Internet. They not only managed to intercept the information sent from the camera, but to have complete control over the device.

At the presentation at Shmoocon 2013 illustrated a part of an attack carried out and also showed how to protect the camera from such attacks.