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CCTV Camera: How to know if CCTV camera is hacked, Know how to prevent CCTV camera from being hacked

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CCTV camera is used for protection but it can be hacked.
If the camera is rotating continuously without permission, then it means that it has been hacked.
Use password protected camera to prevent CCTV camera from being hacked.

New Delhi: Nowadays CCTV cameras have become like the guards of our homes, bars and shops. If we have CCTV camera then we can sleep peacefully. There is a comfort that there is someone who is protecting us, but what if someone attacks this guard of yours. What if someone hacks it?? Yes, if you are thinking that how a CCTV camera can be hacked, then it is very important to know this.

CCTV camera is basically operated from your WiFi network so if your CCTV is hacked then there is a lot of possibility that your home network has been hacked. Let us know how to find out if your CCTV camera has been hacked and how to stop it.

1. Weird Sounds: This is one of the most important signs. If there is a strange unwanted sound coming from your room that does not come often, then it is a vague sign that your CCTV camera has been hacked.

2. Moving the camera around without your permission: If the CCTV camera is moving without your permission, then it means that someone else is operating it.

3. Updated Settings: Some hackers don’t want you to know that they are on your network. So they will silently update or change your security settings. Sometimes hackers also change the name of your camera.

4. Overuse of Data: If your camera is using more data than before, it is a vague indication that the camera has been hacked.

5. Camera Lights On: The LED light of the camera is on while you are not using your camera. This is also an indication that the camera has been hacked.

Let’s go through some ways by which it can be stopped.

1. If there is no password protected WiFi, then anyone can easily hack it. So keep in mind use password protected WiFi.

2. Don’t always use the same username and password. Hackers can easily hack old usernames and passwords that are being used continuously.

3. Use a strong password that is difficult to hack. Hackers can easily hack easy passwords.

4. Always use two-factor authentication. If hackers hack your network or break the network, then there is another layer of protection that will protect your network.

5. Must have state-of-the-art facilities so always keep your security on auto update, old bugs can expose your entire system. So always keep your system on auto update.

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