Hello Rookie hackers,
In today’s scenario you will notice that CCTV cameras are used at many places like malls,offices and many more for many purposes.You must have seen the Public CCTV Cameras using the Google dorks but here today I will tell about hacking into private CCTV cams.
Angry IP scanner that is generally used by network administrators for port scanning and detecting for the suspicious activity.It is available on all the major OS.
First Download and install the Angry IP scanner.
It is very important to know your public IP for accomplishing our target.CCTV cameras are connected to our broadband internet connection.If you are using a broadband connection then you can know your public IP by just going to Google or Bing and typing in the search box “My IP” .It will show your public IP.
Here 22.214.171.124 is my public IP .So the IP range will be 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52
Now you have to open Angry IP Scanner.
Go to Tools > Preferences > Ports | include ports 80,8080,23 in Port choice tab
It will filter 23,80 and 8080 port.
Now we need to add the web detect option.Web detect is used when we want to know small details about the devices that are connected to the internet.For example any router name or the CCTV camera name or the model number.
You can add web detect using the following procedure :
Tools > Fetchers > add (<<) web detect
click on the OK tab and you are done.
Now fire up Angry IP scanner and enter the IP range.You now have to click on start for scanning.
After few seconds when the scanning has finished then it will show information in web detect tab.Now you have to manually detect the CCTV camera.There are few parameters by which you can recognize your CCTV camera.
Now if any of the above configuration matches your list then you just have to note the IP address of the detected CCTV camera and Go in the address bar of the browser and paste it.
Most of the CCTV cams and router has the default password in it so they can easily be hacked. For example you can give the below passwords a try –
Username : admin | password : admin
Username : admin | password : (blank password)
Username : admin | password : 12345
Username : admin | password : 9999
You can explore more list by doing some R & D .For watching the live videos you must have some plugins and you will get the details inside the configuration page.
If the administrator is too smart then he must have set the custom passwords and that can also be broken using the hydra tool in the Kali Linux.This way you can hack into a private CCTV cams.
This article is only for educational purposes and any damage caused due this is your own responsibility and not mine.This is only to show you how to secure a CCTV cameras.
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