Closed IPTV Eliminates Camera Spoofing

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 18, 2010

As part of Dedicated Micros's roll-out of Closed IPTV, they have released an in-depth 16 page presentation that explains how their approach eliminates camera spoofing in IP camera systems.  In this note, we examine the approach and the potential value (or lack thereof).

The risk that Dedicated Micros sees is that "the security guard has to know that the picture that he's seeing really is the picture on the camera on the end of the cable in his vault and not coming from somewhere else." In the presentation, they raised the concern that with IP cameras "people would be able to download standard tools off the internet to intercept video on the fly and substitute images."

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