News UK: IP Cameras Cause Invasion Of Privacy

Thought members would be interested. One prominent UK newspaper has printed a full two pages on how IP CCTV is being hacked into for nefarious reasons, resulting in private images of peoples home, family and work lives being uploaded onto the web. They are blaming a failure to change the default password on the camera systems by the user. They have named Hikvision as the prime offender, as they supply the systems causing the threat to data privacy and potential dangers leading from it. Two things occur. Its very negative publicity for IP CCTV and also presumably contractors are failing their clients by not underlining the security risks and explaining the importance of passwork protection.

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