With increasing popularity and tremendous usability of internet for CCTV cameras, it is very normal that issues like internet security are excessively being discussed at numerous public forums. The wide world of web is full of hackers and malware experts who are seeking for an easy victim. To spread malware, they are hijacking number of CCTV cameras over the internet. If you are not secure, they are ready to break into your networks to keep an eye on your moves. According to an IT security companies, there are number of unexplained devices that try connecting to your network and CCTV cameras is one such device.Many of you might not know that a predator may remotely turn on your webcam. It simply means that a criminal mind is keeping a watch on each of your moves, listening to your very private discussions. For example, hackers can destroy your CCTV recordings and can also add malfunction to your DVR system. They might even record your personal moments and steal data. If you are casual about your personal security this becomes more important for you to know that how the hackers do such acts? In general practice, they send users or a target an email with attractive links or some pop-up to click to avail lucrative schemes. Sometimes they send special websites links offering you free download of software or an e-card or a movie. Once you click on those links, a hidden program in the links silently installs into your system, without giving you a hint of some malware activities happening around you.
Ultimately, securing such devices is at the hand of its users. A user may assure his own security by taking small security measures. To do so always check with the ISP before leasing a router or modem and installing a free professional grade firewall. It is advised that you take professional help in the installation of CCTV cameras.