ieGeek 1080P Outdoor Bullet Camera With Night Vision - £48.44 Sold by MeeHoo Tech and Fulfilled by Amazon
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ieGeek 1080P Outdoor Bullet Camera With Night Vision - £48.44 Sold by MeeHoo Tech and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Edited by:"mark_mcd123"Found 5th Nov
I already have one, pleased with. Have been waiting for price to drop.
I paid £59 for, now on lightening deal - £48.44. So have just ordered a 2nd.

Black or White available from looks of it.

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These have a good quality image but the software is dubious. It suffers from all the issues described here:
pierrekim.github.io/blo…tml
I was suspicious when I found I could view my camera via 4G connection without setting up any port forwarding. The camera opens up a network tunnel to some server in China, and the app finds the camera based on its serial number. Definitely don't leave login as admin:admin or its trivial for anybody to view your camera via this method. Personally I didn't trust this on my network without me first blocking totally from reaching the internet.
Edited by: "scrimpersdelight" 5th Nov

How's wifi on it? Good connection?

Thankd ordered black; white all gone; heat

scrimpersdelight21 m ago

These have a good quality image but the software is dubious. It suffers …These have a good quality image but the software is dubious. It suffers from all the issues described here:https://pierrekim.github.io/blog/2017-03-08-camera-goahead-0day.htmlI was suspicious when I found I could view my camera via 5G connection without setting up any port forwarding. The camera opens up a network tunnel to some server in China, and the app finds the camera based on its serial number. Definitely don't leave login as admin:admin or its trivial for anybody to view your camera via this method. Personally I didn't trust this on my network without me first blocking totally from reaching the internet.


I have this camera, I dont understand any of the above as i am not a computer whizz, but are you saying its not safe? Do i need to do anything?

Original Poster

If you are really worried about security, I would recommend turning an old PC into a firewall, using the free Smoothwall software. This allows absolute power over your network(s), and is quite cheap to do. Assuming you have some old PC and nics lying around. But one thing you'll need is time and patience. All my cameras are on my Orange network. All my home PC s are on my Green network. Smoothwall, effectively keeps these networks apart.

pants200025 m ago

I have this camera, I dont understand any of the above as i am not a …I have this camera, I dont understand any of the above as i am not a computer whizz, but are you saying its not safe? Do i need to do anything?

I have no idea how yours is set up, but generally... Can you connect to, and view your camera while connected to a mobile data network (e.g. not on your wifi)? If so, your camera is making a network tunnel to a server in China. The PC or phone app contacts this server with your usename, password and camera ID. The server uses these to find your camera and connects you to it. What stops the server reusing your credentials whenever they want to view your camera? Also how do you know that they can't use the connection to reach other devices on your home network?
And if you never changed your camera password from the default of admin, then it's possible for someone to guess your camera ID and view your camera via this server.
To stop this, I manually set the camera connection settings with a fake 'default gateway IP address'. That way I can view it on my Wifi network but not when I'm anywhere else.

scrimpersdelight1 h, 35 m ago

I have no idea how yours is set up, but generally... Can you connect to, …I have no idea how yours is set up, but generally... Can you connect to, and view your camera while connected to a mobile data network (e.g. not on your wifi)? If so, your camera is making a network tunnel to a server in China. The PC or phone app contacts this server with your usename, password and camera ID. The server uses these to find your camera and connects you to it. What stops the server reusing your credentials whenever they want to view your camera? Also how do you know that they can't use the connection to reach other devices on your home network?And if you never changed your camera password from the default of admin, then it's possible for someone to guess your camera ID and view your camera via this server.To stop this, I manually set the camera connection settings with a fake 'default gateway IP address'. That way I can view it on my Wifi network but not when I'm anywhere else.


Yes i do use this via mobile data and was the reason i needed one like this, is there anything i can do to enhance security then?

mark_mcd1231 h, 48 m ago

If you are really worried about security, I would recommend turning an old …If you are really worried about security, I would recommend turning an old PC into a firewall, using the free Smoothwall software. This allows absolute power over your network(s), and is quite cheap to do. Assuming you have some old PC and nics lying around. But one thing you'll need is time and patience. All my cameras are on my Orange network. All my home PC s are on my Green network. Smoothwall, effectively keeps these networks apart.


Have a spare laptop i could prob use, I will look into this further.

pants200015 m ago

Yes i do use this via mobile data and was the reason i needed one like …Yes i do use this via mobile data and was the reason i needed one like this, is there anything i can do to enhance security then?


Changing the password to something other than 'admin' is essential. But you must remember that whenever you connect to the camera you are sending the usename, password and camera id to someone else's server. They could reuse the login details at any time to view your camera. Are you comfortable with that? I don't know what your camera points at so couldn't comment!
Also the details are sent unencrypted so anyone 'listening' to network traffic between your phone and the server can also see your id and login details. I don't think you can expect any security from these cameras which is why I don't let mine get outside my home network! As a camera it does a great job but its not a secure device.

Can you use these with a Qnap server running their Surveillance Station software, or do you need to configure with the supplied software / website? Isn't this just recognised as a 'camera', and does this overcome the security concerns?
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