The good news is that while Check Point has shown ransomware on cameras to be technically possible, it's still a pretty unlikely hack to be pulled off in the wild.
The vulnerability in question, as Check Point researcher Eyal Itkin explains, has to do with the file transfer protocol that most DSLRs make use of. Check Point used Canon's EOS 80DDSLR camera which supports both USB and Wi-Fi.
Then, wireless access points are faked as the original one for the camera to connect to it, and the attack can be conducted once they are on the same LAN.
Given that the protocol is standardised and embedded in other camera brands, the researchers believe similar vulnerabilities can be found in cameras from other vendors as well. But while this particular model was chosen for the experiment, researchers warn that any internet-connected digital camera could be vulnerable to the attacks. But like most connected devices, this has also made them susceptible to cyberattacks. The researcher adds that cameras could prove a valuable target for hackers, especially as they either contain personal images with sentimental significance or in the case of professionals, hold images for a shoot or job that they are being paid for. "These vulnerabilities are critical and could cause major harm to any business or industry that relies on digital cameras", said Itkin.
The lack of security practices such as misconfiguration and poor management of the Cloud resources remains the most prominent threat to the Cloud ecosystem in 2019, subjecting Cloud assets to a wide array of attacks. While there aren't any known examples of the attack being used in the wild, Canon has advised users to apply the update.
Check Point added it had updated Canon with the findings, and the companies worked together to fix them.
"Now that we are aware of this vulnerability, we will ensure it is corrected in future products that we develop", a Canon spokesperson told ZDNet.
According to Check Point's report, this is possible through the picture transfer protocol of the cameras.
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The report cites a supplier out of China and says that the 2019 iPad Pro has the possibility to be released with a triple-lens. The iPad is expected to arrive alongside the iPhone 11 series at Apple's hardware event next month, September 10.
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