On 1st February 2012, Drazen Drazic comments on the Vulnerabilities of Video Conference Systems, which researchers have found can potentially leave companies open to cyber espionage.
Below if a brief excerpt from the article published in the Sydney Morning Herald;
A recent report in the New York Times highlighted the vulnerabilities of video conference systems when US firm Rapid7 searched for IP addresses and called them. In less than two hours, it discovered 5000 vulnerable conference rooms. The firm was able to gain control of a dozen cameras and see into boardrooms and beyond, but it stopped short of hacking into video and audio transmissions.
Drazic says “security issues in video-conferencing are nothing new. Indeed, Kiwicon, New Zealand’s hacker conference, talked about this issue in 2008. Anything connected to the internet, including video-conferencing systems, is potentially susceptible to these kinds of security issues.”