Surveillance cameras sold on Amazon infected with malware

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    Security researcher Mike Olsen has warned that some products sold through the Amazon marketplace are habouring a dark secret -- malware.

    Olsen said in a blog post that while scouring Amazon for a decent set of outdoor surveillance cameras for a friend, he came across a deal for 6 PoE cameras and recording equipment.

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    The seller, Urban Security Group, had generally good reviews and was offering a particular Sony setup on sale.

    After purchasing the kit, Olsen started setting up the surveillance system, logging into the administrator panel to configure it.

    While the page hosted the camera feed, no "normal controls or settings were available," according to the researcher.

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