[Cerowrt-devel] openwrt or "open" security cams?

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 20:28:59 EDT 2020

ya know, I am now mindblown by how little folk have paid attention to
security in security cams.

Stross's "scorpion stare" mod comes to mind. It's bad enough that
"Cloud support" is sold as
a "feature", merely being able to have some certainty the feed is
going to my cloud  or the camera
is not a launch point for attacks within a network is kind of lacking
in what I've perused thus far.

I'd merely started with the thought that maybe I wanted ipv6 support,
and that physical security is
a problem in the first place for power and so on. I did find an
outdoor camera with potential - battery backup, wifi, and solar


On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 4:36 PM Joel Wirāmu Pauling <joel at aenertia.net> wrote:
> Yeah - there is a full uboot replacement project (linked from that repo) - so you can basically build openwrt for it.
> That project I linked too is more designed at end users who just want to replace the userspace with somethat that isn't tied to xiaomi's cloud services. So is the best starting point.
> I didn't even bother looking at the firmware that comes with it; Serial uart is exposed so I wouldn't worry too much about the users harping on about not being able to install versions from newer factory firmwares ; serial allows you to push whatever you like.
> On Sat, 4 Apr 2020 at 12:32, Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:08:48 +1300, Joel Wirāmu Pauling said:
>> > The Xiaomi Dafang Cameras are good value and there is a completely open
>> > tool chain including uboot for them:
>> Hopefully that security cam, having an open tool chain, isn't a security-disaster
>> cam like most of them are turning out to be (even the big-name ones from
>> companies that *really* should know better...)
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