Dahua has announced the establishment of their Cybersecurity Center working with specialist partners in this field to address cybersecurity issues and to provide more robust and secure products into the future.
Now, more than ever, it is necessary for integrators to set up security systems and protocols with cybersecurity in mind. Regrettably hacking cyberattacks are becoming more common in today’s networked world and there have been recent incidents where hackers have blocked the preview images from cameras connected to Dahua NVRs with the word ‘HACKED’ on the blank image.
To recover and prevent future attacks Dahua has advised to immediately:
- Update the device to the latest firmware
- Execute factory default after update
- Change the default password, including the default admin and 888888 account passwords
Then read and implement recommendations contained in How to Create a More Secure Security System
Easy access to all relevant information is at the Dahua Cybersecurity Center (DHCC) which I encourage you to visit regularly. It consists of security vulnerability reporting, announcements/notices and cybersecurity knowledge sharing with their global customer base. Here you will find links to: