Traditionally viewing your security cameras over the web has required the use of ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer (IE). This can be hard to do since many ActiveX controls are unsigned and trigger a lot of error messages in IE. It is also very difficult for the layman to figure out how to enable ActiveX controls correctly to view their security cameras or security video recorder from their web browser. Another reason for having another browser based option to view your camera system is the fact that IE will soon be discontinued by Microsoft.
- What The description said.
- The Random Internet Camera offers a view of any one of hundreds of Internet connected video cameras.
IP address geolocation services typically do not provide precise locations, so camera locations shown will be accurate to a general area but not the exact location. The geolocation data was used to plot points, using Google Maps, with the snapshots associated with each camera/location to be displayed when hovering over the point. Explanation: These are all Web cameras that send a live M-JPEG stream. We control the camera approximately every 4 hours if they still work. We control the camera approximately every 4 hours if they still work. An IP camera can be accessed in opencv by providing the streaming URL of the camera in the constructor of cv2.VideoCapture. Usually, RTSP or HTTP protocol is used by the camera to stream video. An example of IP camera streaming URL is as follows: rtsp://192.168.1.64/1. It can be opened with OpenCV like this.
Well there is some good new as of 2017. Our new NVRs, DVRs, and ip cameras support viewing using Google Chrome. You would network your device and place it on your network, and type in its IP address in Chrome. You will be prompted to install a Chrome App, and then simply load that App at any point in the future by typing chrome://apps to access the Apps installed in your Chrome browser. Keep in mind this method only works on Windows OS for the computer. It does not work for on the phone or a MAC. For a MAC we have different plugins for Safari specific for whether you are using a DVR/NVR or IP security camera.
PS Remote Play is a free to use feature on all PS4 and PS5 consoles. All you need is: Your PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition, PS4 or PS4 Pro 2 connected to your home wired broadband network. A compatible device – also connected to your network. The free PS Remote Play app. A DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller or DualSense controller 3. Ps4 remote play application. Use PS Remote Play to access your PS5™ or PS4™ via Wi-Fi wherever you go. With PS Remote Play, you can:. Display the PS5 or PS4 screen on your mobile device. Use the on-screen controller on your. Using the PS Remote Play app, you can control your PlayStation®5 console or PlayStation®4 console from a device in a different location. For example, you can use a computer in another room or a smartphone. when you’re out to enjoy PS5™ and PS4™ games. You can’t use Remote Play on your mobile device’s cellular data network. From the function screen, go to Settings Remote Play Connection Settings, and then turn on Enable Remote Play. From the function screen, go to Settings Account Management Activate as Your Primary PS4, and then select Activate.
For this app to work over the internet, it is important that you port forward all the ports required by the DVR or camera. The default ports are as follows:
- HTTP Port 80 (tcp type)
- Video Port 37777 (tcp type)
- Data Port 37778 (udp type)
- RTSP Port 554 (udp and tcp type)
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To see the App in action, please watch the video below.
How To View Your Security Cameras Using Chrome
The interactive map below shows a sample of hacked and vulnerable Hikvision IP cameras across the USA and Europe. Hover over a marker to see an image from that camera:
[Note: this report and map was originally published on Dec 18th for the USA only. We have now updated it to include / display European cameras.]
This map helps visually demonstrate how wide the practical impact and risk of easy to exploit vulnerabilities. The devices mapped above all suffer from the Hikvision IP Camera backdoor, demonstrated in the video below:
Hikvision cameras vulnerable to the backdoor exploit are accessible across the US. Many of these cameras have already been exploited, altered to show 'HACKED' in place of the camera name as one example:
There are ~3,400 yellow markers for vulnerable cameras, and ~700 red markers for 'HACKED' cameras (note in some cases, the OSD text is disabled, so while the camera name has been altered, it may not be shown in the image).
The average firmware found on the vulnerable cameras had a build date over 2 years old, showing that many users do not update firmware once a device is setup.
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Methodology To Create Map
This is how IPVM built the interactive map. Device IPs were exported from Shodan, the result of a search for Hikvision cameras globally. Each device was evaluated against 3 key criteria:
- Was it located in the US or Europe, based on results of an IP Geo Lookup
- Was it a Hikvision device, - Hikvision OEM's were excluded
- Did the camera have its name changed to some variation of 'HACKED'
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If the above criteria were met, a snapshot image using a public URL (/onvif-http/snapshot?auth=YWRtaW46MTEK) was taken and logged, along with latitude/longitude coordinates provided by the IP geo lookup. These scans were done throughout December 2017, though some devices had inaccurate time stamps that may indicate other dates.
IP address geolocation services typically do not provide precise locations, so camera locations shown will be accurate to a general area but not the exact location.
The geolocation data was used to plot points, using Google Maps, with the snapshots associated with each camera/location to be displayed when hovering over the point.
Europe GDPR Concerns
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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [link no longer available], set to go in effect May 25, 2018, specifies potential fines for companies that expose data that can directly or indirectly identify a citizen of the EU without their consent. By shipping cameras with a hard-coded backdoor, Hikvision exposes EU citizens to such data disclosures without consent. Though Hikvision argues they patched the backdoor once they were made aware of it, they still shipped millions of cameras with this vulnerability, of which numerous are installed across Europe. Many owners of these cameras are unaware of this backdoor which exposes their cameras.
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This map shows only Hikvision-branded cameras, if OEMs are included (see 80+ Hikvision OEM Directory), the map would have 5,000+ points in the US alone, and many more in Europe.
Only Data From Shodan
Additionally, while Shodan has a large number of Hikvision devices in its database, Shodan does not represent all of the internet-accessible Hikvision devices. Devices are added (or removed) daily, IP addresses may have changed, or units may have been temporarily offline during scans. While it is impossible to estimate what percentage of accessible Hikvision devices are in Shodan's database, we can guarantee there are more vulnerable/hacked devices than just those shown on the map.
Excludes Bricked / Hacked Offline Cameras
Many Hikvision IP cameras have been reported as being brought offline, either to update firmware and resolve the vulnerability or to remove remote connectivity to them when users realize the risks of placing vulnerable cameras on the internet.
These cameras, by definition, are excluded, since they can no longer be reached.
Only Shows People Who Have Not Fixed
The number of Hikvision cameras that have been hacked in some way are certainly far greater, since this map only shows IP cameras that have not been fixed by December 2017. The reports of hacking peaked in October and November (following the September disclosure here), giving users a month, or more, to notice and resolve these issues.
Reports of Hikvision cameras having 'HACKED' text, or exhibiting other symptoms of hacking have been circulating for the past few months, e.g.:
An ipcamtalk thread from a user experiencing their Hikvision camera being hacked:
Other ipcamtalk threads from users experiencing cameras being factory reset via the backdoor exploit: 1, 2, 3.
Improving Cybersecurity Lessons
Users should consider the following lessons:
- Make sure you can trust the intentions and competence of the video surveillance manufacturers you select.
- Timely update your device's firmware.
- Beware of manufacturer's UPnP settings (see Hikvision UPnP Hacking Risk).
- Do not port forward your devices (pace Hikvision Hardening Guide Recommends Port Forwarding).
- Strongly consider using VPNs (see VPNs for Video Surveillance).