Police Body Cams Now Vulnerable to Hacking
Principal cyber security Consultant at Nuix Josh Mitchell revealed at DefCon a number of ways in which police body cam footage can be accessed remotely, which can result to the compromise of evidence.
After analyzing body cam models by Axon’s Vievu, Patrol Eyes, Fire Cam, Digital Ally, and CeeSc, Mitchell said that he found bugs that could allow an attacker to delete footage outright, edit objects out of content, make changes to file structures, and re-upload modified footage silently and covertly.
He added that there were security issues associated with mobile apps, software, and cloud services that the body cameras connect with. None of the devices also used cryptographic protections, and video files were not being digitally signed as well.