Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:33:44 PM.

General networking
Data network connectivity developments, networking business news, and related computing items.


daily link  Monday, August 30, 2004


Axis Network Camera HTTP Authentication Bypass Vulnerability:  Amazing securty hole:  Axis makes widely used networked surveillance cameras.  They have an onboard website for administration -- and that website is easily compromised.  Furthermore, it's reported that many of these cameras are open on the public internet and can be found with google (not even a robots.txt file to prevent indexing).  Incredible that a security products company would release such a buggy product.  And it's also reported that the company didn't respond to hacker reports (normally companies issue info and an update before the hacker goes public.)   "A vulnerability has been identified in several Axis Network Cameras, which can be exploited by a malicious person to bypass user authentication. Normally a user is required to input a username and password before access is granted to "http://[victim]/admin/admin.shtml". However, by sending a HTTP request with an extra "/" before the "admin" folder, it is possible to bypass the authentication completely."

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Made to Order - How industrial design became a weekend hobby: Many examples of customization (and "wrangling"), like fitting computers into other cases, modifying cars, playing The Sims, using rapid prototyping machines, and vendors like cafepress.com.  About rapid prototyping machines (aka "3D printers"), check out the Solidscape: T66 ($50k), and Z-corp (with a cool GIS application).  12:09:49 AM  permalink  

 
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