Should Hikvision Hack Its Own DVR's?

Before it was forced to shutdown, insecam.com had a listing of over 73,000 private cameras, available for viewing by anyone. Hikvision DVR's (and DVR's in general) were especially prized because of their 8 and 16 channel...

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***** ***** ** ** * ***** ****. *** ***, ** an ********* *******,log ** ** *** ***** ******* *** ***** **** ******* **** that would alert/motivate the owner to change the password. Something non-destructive but visible is needed. How about making all camera titles say "****** ******** - ****** *** ******** **** ********.". ** ** ** *******? *****?

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** **** ******* *** ***** ** **** **** **** ***** that ** *** *********; ** ****** **** * ******* ** help ****** ****** **** ****** * **** *** “******” ****** at *** ******.I ****** ** **** *** **** ****** who unwittingly opened a digital window to view into their homes, so * ***** ** ***** **** **** ******** ****** ****** **** *** ***** ** ******* **** ****** *** ******* ******** *** ********. It is their lives and their cameras to do with as they think best, but “best” surely doesn’t include using a default username and password on those cameras so that families provide peep shows to any creep who wants to watch.

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** *******, ***** *** ****** ***** **** ******* **a **** ** *** ********* ******* **** ** ******** ******* *** *** ******. The user would change their password at once and direct any negative energy to ***** ** *** ********, *** **** **** *** ********** ****.

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