Hacking the Linksys WVC54GCA webcam


I have a few webcams (Linksys WVC54GCA) looking out of my house:

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Click on these sample images for a larger (full res) view. These camera's work moderately well, and I am quite content despite the whashed out whites, blurry edges. It is clearly a budget camera and especially during darkness the images can become quite useless for any purpose.


Using the tips on this website you can see how the internal telnet daemon can be enabled on these camera's:
This still works even with the latest firmware (v1.1.01 build 01) as of June 2011. The other vulnerabilities described on that website have been fixed by Cisco / Linksys with the newer firmware. All we need now is for someone to crack the crypted root password of the device:

Apparently, this one is still not cracked (but drop me a note if this changes).

Maybe I should step up the nerd ladder and enter the domain of custom firmware ... for example see this link: hacking-sitecom-wl-404-wireless-webcam.

(Pio) Fri Jun 3 12:07:12 2011
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