Some DSLR cameras can be infected with ransomware

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PTP is a protocol used to transfer images from digital camera to computers with support for both USB cables and Wi-Fi connections. Ironically, they were able to uncover flaws in the Canon EOS 80D by using firmware originally cracked by Magic Lantern, which supplies its own open source app with extra features to Canon EOS owners.

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. In theory, infected users could then be charged to release the camera and images. "Such an infection could, for example, be used for installing a Ransomware on the camera, and demanding ransom for both the images and the camera itself". But while this particular model was chosen for the experiment, researchers warn that any internet-connected digital camera could be vulnerable to the attacks.

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Your digital camera may not steal souls every time you take someone's photos, but it may present an unexpected opportunity for hackers to load ransomware. As a result, Canon has also issued an official security advisory addressing the researchers' discovery, advising users to avoid connecting their cameras to unsecure networks or devices, disabling their camera's network functions when not in use, and ensuring they've updated to the latest firmware for their shooter. Given that the protocol is standardized and embedded in other camera brands, it is fair to assume similar vulnerabilities can be found in cameras from other vendors as well. Though Check Point's research only examined the flaw in Canon cameras, cameras from other manufacturers could be affected as well.

In the case of USB connections, attackers that have already hacked the user's PC can exploit the USB connection to infect the camera. They discovered several vulnerabilities including buffer flows that enabled code execution. Six bugs were found on the camera's firmware. This could be exploited to take control of a camera remotely using a malicious firmware update that would allow ransomware to be deployed. The pair have been working together on a fix, with Canon issuing a warning to camera owners last week not to use unsecured WiFi networks. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links, however, this does not impact accuracy or integrity of our content.

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