Friday, January 24, 2014

Spybusters Tip #873 - Eavesdropping on Foscam IP Video Cameras

The following Foscam MJPEG based video cameras (firmware version .54) can be accessed without a password: FI8904W, FI8905E, FI8905W, FI8906W, FI8907W, FI8909W, FI8910E, FI8910W, FI8916W, FI8918W, FI8919W

Foscam will be posting a firmware upgrade on their website to fix this issue. Unfortunately, most users will never know about it. 
Test Your Camera - A quick way to verify and confirm if your camera has this issue:
1. Enter your camera's IP address in your web browser. Example:
2. When you see the password screen do not enter a User Id and Password. Simply click the OK button. If you see your camera, you have the problem. 

Use this work-around for temporary protection (here), and be sure to upgrade the firmware when it becomes available (here).