11 August 2019
Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people quickly send images to other devices. But avulnerabilityin the process could leave people’s cameras exposed.
Eyal Itkin at Israel-based firm Check Point found that the way cameras transfer information – the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) – could be exploited.
An external device, such as a laptop, uses PTP to ask the camera for pictures and other information such as battery level, and the camera responds with the requested information.