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Samsung 'Smart' Camera Easily Hackable 62

An anonymous reader writes "The blog has a post about the incredibly poor job Samsung did securing its new NX300 'smart camera.' One of the camera's primary features is that it can join Wi-Fi networks — this lets it upload photos, but it also lets you use your smartphone to access the photos on the camera directly. You can also connect with NFC. Unfortunately, the way they set it up is extremely insecure. First, there's an NFC tag that tells the camera where to download the app, and also the name of the access point set up by the camera. 'The tag is writable, so a malicious user can easily 'hack' your camera by rewriting its tag to download some evil app, or to open nasty links in your web browser, merely by touching it with an NFC-enabled smartphone.' Things aren't much better with Wi-Fi — a simple port scan reveals that the camera is running an unprotected X server (running Enlightenment). When the camera checks for new firmware, it helpfully reports your physical location. Its software also sets up unencrypted access points."
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Samsung 'Smart' Camera Easily Hackable

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @03:15PM (#46943013)

    It doesn't matter how trivial or good the protection is, the DMCA says that because it's protected, no matter how trivially, then it's illegal to hack it!

    And because it's illegal, it's impossible to hack! Making it illegal always puts a stop to everything. That's why we have no murders, no thefts, once our brilliant politicians figure this out we can get on to business and make crime illegal too.

    Anyways, the point I'm making is this was a foreseeable consequence of the DMCA.

  • I'm Safe. (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @03:20PM (#46943055)

    I have this camera but it can't be hacked. I live in Denver, which is in the AFC.

  • by mx_mx_mx (1625481) on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @03:58PM (#46943359)

    This would be pure awesomeness to show goatse on the screen of the camera to unsuspecting viewer while he aims for the shot....

  • by carrier lost (222597) on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @05:50PM (#46944315) Homepage

    ...a simple port scan reveals that the camera is running an unprotected X server (running Enlightenment).

    And here I thought I was the only one running Enlightenment

10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.