IP cameras, the devices used to watch over a perimeter for security are also susceptible to hacking, just like any other internet connected devices. This is why Foscam, a professional networking and security group offers tips to keep your IP Cams safe.
First, change the default username and password of the device and make sure that it is protected by an updated firmware that can be downloaded from http://www.foscam.com/down3.aspx. Install the firmware and make sure that you change the default port because the hackers are too familiar with them and can change the port without hacking your cameras. Check device regularly for log monitoring.
Source: IT News Online