Marketing Claim: "If You Have An Axis IP Camera You Are At Risk"

This is the first company we have seen run marketing attacking Axis for their summer critical security vulnerability.

The HTML page title is 'Security Breach Axis IP Camera' and the key claim on the page is:

Checkvideo / Cernium was acquired by Kastle in 2013. CheckVideo primarily does remote video monitoring / video analytics.

It is a little strange for 2 reasons:

  • They are not really direct competitors. CheckVideo has more of a niche.
  • The bold 'Axis IP Camera you are at risk' seems a little strong. One certainly may be at risk depending on firmware and network topology but the same can be said for a number of manufacturers.

On the other hand, the Axis vulnerability allowed unauthenticated root access so it was clearly critical.

Any thoughts about companies using Axis vulnerability for marketing purposes?

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