Dahua Removes Auto Rebooting

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Oct 17, 2017

For years, Dahua has automatically programmed its IP cameras to reboot weekly, a highly atypical and questionable practice.

Following IPVM criticism here and here, a month later, Dahua's new firmware removes this:

*** *****, ***** *** ************* ********** *** ** ******* ** reboot ******, * ****** ******** *** ************ ********.

********* **** ********************, * ***** *****, *****'* *** ******** ******* ****:

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Problems **** **** *********

******** **** ********* *******:

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  • **** ** *** ****** *** ************ ** *** *** / recorder ***** *********.
  • **** ** *** ******* ********* ** ********** ** *** ****** being ********.

** *** ****************** ***** *********:

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Response **** *****

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Better ** **** ** ******

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Comments (5)

***, * ****'* **** **** ***** **** "*******" (***** **** Dahuas). ** ****'* ******** ** ******* *** ****** ******?

**'* * *** ***** ***** * *** ****** *** ****** happening:

  1. ******* ********* ** *** ***** **** (****** **** *** *** / ********)
  2. * *** ***** ** ******* ********* ** *** ***** **** time.

* **** ***** ****** *****'* **** **** *******. ******* *** could ***** ***** ** *** ** ******** *** ***** ****** time, ** ** ***** **** ***** ** ****** ***** ** it. ** ** ********** ****** * ****** ******* ** **** seconds ** **** *******, **** **** ****** ******* ******* ******** over * *** **** *****, * ********** ***** ******* ***** sprint ******* ******* ********. **** **** ***** ********* **** * week *** *** *** ******* ** *** **** ******* ** reboot.

******* ********* **** ***** ** *******, *** **** ****** *** make ** **** ** ****** ****** ******* ***** ******** ******.

***, ** *** ****** **** ** ** ******** ********.

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*'* ******** **** **** ******* ** ***** *** ****** ** many ** ***** ****** **** **** **** ******* ** *** haven't *** ******** ******* ***** ****...

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