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What’s the next target for the hackers...

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/n...T=270379738827
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Re: A worrying development

They'll always start with the biggest user base which is one reason there is far more Windows malware than Apple or Linux! A bit scary that they can get in via the USB interface though.
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Re: A worrying development

I usually take out the CF card to transfer images.

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I usually take out the CF card to transfer images.

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Me too, CF, SD or uSD whatever the device uses. Can’t recall ever plugging in a cable.
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Re: A worrying development

And me. It's generally easier to get the card out than fiddle about with the cover over the USB/HDMI sockets.
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Re: A worrying development

I always take the card out. Simpler and easier, saves wear on the sockets and keeps the card contacts clean by virtue of use.
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Re: A worrying development

So we all take our cards out to read them - don’t we all connect the camera to a computer and the inter web for firmware updates though?

I’m glad this company has exposed this flaw, so the manufacturers can tackle it BEFORE the hackers get involved!

This sort of thing smacks of poorly written software and coding which should never have got to market!
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Re: A worrying development

IMHO this thread is a bit OTT. PC's have been hacked for years and somehow we still manage to use them. If firmware hacking of cameras does become an issue I am sure manufacturers will take action before it becomes mainstream. Surely the bigger issue is perhaps your mobile phone OS being hacked or even your router, that could cut off everything.

Am I the only one on here that transfers my daily images to my PC ( Mac ) by USB cable without removing the card. After the transfer I simply reformat the card for the next day. SD cards today are probably the weakest link in the chain and they certainly are not physically very robust so removing them and copying them and then replacing them is introducing more chance of failure.
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Re: A worrying development

I'm a taker outa type...……..The SD card is easy to manipulate, the cable can be more fiddly. I have used the same two SD cards for the life of the camera, about 2 1/2 years...
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Re: A worrying development

Doing a copy from camera to computer risks the laptop or camera being dragged onto the floor when the first device is accidentally knocked onto the floor.

At least with copying the card directly into the computer one only risks one heavy and fragile device being dropped or pulled onto the floor.
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Doing a copy from camera to computer risks the laptop or camera being dragged onto the floor when the first device is accidentally knocked onto the floor.

At least with copying the card directly into the computer one only risks one heavy and fragile device being dropped or pulled onto the floor.
I tripped over my lead and wrecked the port. I now use card readers.

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Re: A worrying development

To be covered in tonight's podcast:

https://www.smashingsecurity.com/

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Re: A worrying development

I think the fact that there are utter scumbags out there with the mindset to want to try and hack everything and anything in an attempt to steal your money speaks volumes about the world we currently live in.
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Re: A worrying development

I am still struggling with the idea that Canon users might be at risk. Is there some suggestion that those huge, very expensive lenses are actually used to take photographs and not just worn as neck decoration.

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Re: A worrying development

As someone who recently invested in a Canon FF system I can attest to the fact that these rather large expensive lenses, especially those with the pretty red band around them, they are called L lenses BTW and the L stands for luxury in case you didnt know, do actually take rather exceptional pictures. As for the potential for hacking, like most here, I am a taker outer. Regards, Ian W.
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