Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked to Doctor Footage
A recent presentation at the DefCon security conference demonstrated the threat of hacked police bodycams. Existing bodycam technology is open to a range of hacks that could allow a hacker to download footage, edit it, and return the footage without leaving traces of the changes. The bodycam’s WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities also allow hackers to track police users and even predict activity, as bodycams are often used for specific kinds of operations. A cluster of bodycam activity could indicate an impending raid. These vulnerabilities create major problems for a technology designed to to create indisputable evidence.