One of the first mistakes that web users make is that they consider that only laptops and computers can be hacked. However, here’s what you need to understand – every single device that’s present on the web via the internet is actually a computer for hackers. It means that no matter you’re on your phone, your tablet, your gaming stations, in fact even the smart home appliances and CCTV cameras, they all become computers the second you connect them with the internet.
Cybersecurity experts also pinpoint the fact that cameras hacked are just as much a doom for an organization as the hacking of a router. Online threat actors use exploits like EternlBlue and DoublePulsar to exploit the SMB servers. The ways in which they give commands to the hacked system(s) is worrying too.
- They launch live attacks where users are locked out of the work systems immediately.
- They leave the malware inside the attacked system secretly. The malware then secretly finds more vulnerable targets. In this way hackers are able to carry out full blown attacks.
- They also assign different tasks to the hacked systems that lead to stealing sensitive data.
Whichever way in which a hacked surveillance camera is misused, the end result is the same – the company comes under an online attack even before they realize that the network security has been breached.
It should be much obvious to you by now that only advanced cybersecurity tricks can offer a strong defense system that can protect organizations from hackers. Some such techniques have been listed below.
- Patching Vulnerabilities
Bugs are the vulnerabilities that hackers use to install malware in a system. Hence, patching vulnerabilities should be the first goal.
- Keep patching the router.
- Install updates released by the developers.
- Hire white hat hackers to access your code. They will find serious bugs and fix them before hackers from the dark side of the web can misuse those bugs for backdoor exploitation.
- Never keep old and obsolete files in your system. Keep deleting them to make sure that the system remains least buggy at all times.
- MFA Technique for Backdoor Protection
When multiple authentication layers are placed in between the system and the internet, there’s nothing safer than that. The first layer is a strong backdoor password but that is not the only layer when MFA is enabled – there are at least 3 more. It makes the work of hackers extremely tough and they usually leave such strongly secured devices alone and move to the less secure ones.
These two are the most advanced techniques. However, a few others that can take cybersecurity to another level include the following.
- VPN (Virtual Private Network).
- Network Segmentation.
All in all, adopting all these techniques together will make your organization a lot safer.