Default Passwords Outlawed in California, US To Follow

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Oct 09, 2018

A new California bill aimed at improving security for connected devices has been signed into law. The law takes aim especially at passwords on connected devices and will have a significant impact on camera manufacturers, many of whom are not currently compliant.

IPVM interviewed State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, who sponsored the bill and she told IPVM the intent is to change requirements nationally:

We think that given our state’s economic importance, any product designed for the United States market is going to comply with these reasonable security requirements.

In this note, we:

  • Share detailed feedback from our interview with Senator Jackson
  • Examine the language of the law
  • Discuss the goals of the law
  • Look at what the impact on existing cameras deployed is
  • Examine why out of California sales are still liable
  • Discuss what penalties manufacturers face for non-compliance
  • Examine who is and is not compliant
  • Share feedback from companies that are not currently compliant including Arecont, Avigilon And DW
  • Look at the downsides of compliance
  • Examine potential penalties of non-compliance
  • Discuss the national effect this law will have
  • Analyze criticisms of the law

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** ***** **** ***** our *****’* ******** **********, any ******* ******** *** the ****** ****** ****** is ***** ** ****** with ***** ********** ******** requirements.

** **** ****, **:

  • ***** ******** ******** **** our ********* **** ******* Jackson
  • ******* *** ******** ** the ***
  • ******* *** ***** ** the ***
  • **** ** **** *** impact ** ******** ******* deployed **
  • ******* *** *** ** California ***** *** ***** liable
  • ******* **** ********* ************* face *** ***-**********
  • ******* *** ** *** is *** *********
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  • **** ** *** ********* of **********
  • ******* ********* ********* ** non-compliance
  • ******* *** ******** ****** this *** **** ****
  • ******* ********** ** *** law

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The ******** ** ** ***

****** **** ***, ******** ****** **** ******** **** **’* ********** Assembly ********* ****** ****, ** ******** ***** Brown ** ********* **, 2018, ********** *** ********* of “********** ******** ********” on ********* *******:

**** ****, ********* ** January *, ****, ************ * ************** * ********* ******, as ***** ***** *** defined,to ***** *** ****** **** * ********** ******** ******* ** ************ *** *********** ** the ****** *** ******** of *** ******, *********** to *** *********** ** may *******, *******, ** transmit, *** ******** ** protect *** ****** *** any *********** ********* ******* from ************ ******, ***********, use, ************, ** **********, as *********. (******** *****)

*** **** **** **** on ** *** **** if * ********* ****** can ** ******** ** a **** ********, **** the “********** ******** *******” requirement **** ** ********* by ******* ****** *** or *** ***** ** two ******** ************:

(*) ******* ** *** of *** ************ ** subdivision (*), ** * connected ****** ** ******** with * ***** ***authentication ******* * ***** **** *******, ** ***** ** deemed *reasonable ******** ******* ***** *********** (*) ** ******** *** ********* ************ are ***:
(*) *** ************* ******** isunique ** **** ****** ************.
(*) *** ****** ******** a ******** ******* ****requires * **** ** ******** * *** ***** ** ************** ****** ****** ** ********* *** ****** *** the ***** ****. (******** added)

**** *********** ***** **** problems *** **** ****** manufacturers *** ** *** require * ***** ** who *** ******-****** ******* logins **** *****/***** **** don’t **** ** ** changed.**** *** * ********* of ******* **************** **** *****.

Proposed ***** ** *** ***

**** *********** ******* ******-**** Jackson *** ********* ** 327. ** **** *****, the ****-********** ** ****** *********** ****. *******, **** it ***** ** ************* and *************** **** *** ***** Botnet ******, ********** ********* **** there *** ** ****** room *** ******* *** buyer ******. ********* ** the *******, *** **** was ** ***** ************** on ************* ** ********* devices:

* ***** ** **** to ***** ******** ***** security ** * *********** element **** ** ****** these ********* *******. *** bill ************ **** **'* the ************ *** *** the ************** ** ******. It's ****** *** ************ who ** ** *** hook.

***********, ******* ******* **** drafters ** *** **** were ******* **** ** came **** ** ******* the *********** ****:

**** **** ********** ***, unless ****** *********, ** becomes *********** *** ** effect ******* * ** the ********* ****, ** 2019. *** ******* ** recognize ****, *****, * lot ** ********* *****’* done ******** **** ********, we ******* **** **** until ******* *, ****, to ****** ***** ******** so **** **** ****** with *** ***.

Grandfathered ******** / ********** **** *******

******* ******* **** **** devices **** ****** *** implementation **** ** ******* 1, ****, ***** ** grandfathered. *******, **** ******* 1, **** ***** ****** anything ************ ****** **** date ***** *** ** sold ** ********** ** it *** ***** ** be ***-*********.

Out ** ********** ***** ***** ******

**** ** * ****** is ******* ** **********, any ****** **** ** offered (*.*., ******) ** sold ** ******* ** California, ***** ***** **** to ******, ********* ** Senator *******:

**'* ***** *** ** comply. ** **'* **** in ** ******* *** sale ** **********, **** it's ******* ** *** state **** *** ****** wouldn't ****** ***** ** was ************ ** ******** or ******* ****. ** would ***** **** **** California ****.

Penalties ** ******** *** *** - ************* ********

*********** ** *** *** itself ***** ********* **** ******* *********-***** attorneys ** ********** *** bring ***** ****** ** a ******** ******* *** non-compliance:

*** ******** *******, * city ********, * ****** counsel, ** * ******** attorney ***** **** *** exclusive ********* ** ******* this *****.

*** **** *** ****** up ** ****'* ********* with ******* ******* *** said **** *** ********* manufacturers *** ***-**********:

** ************* ***'* ******, there's *** ********* **** they're ** ********* ** California’s **** ********* *** and ******** **** **** deal **** ***** *** don't ****** **** *** laws *** ****** ** unfair *********** ***********. ** manufacturers ** **** *** put *** ******** ************** at **** ** ***** attack, * ***** ******* that ****'* ******* ** on *** ***** *** of ** *********** ****** from ****** *** ********** Attorney ******* ** *** other ********* ****** ***********.

******:

******* *******'* ****** ********* us ** *** ** know **** *** ******** of ********* *** ***-********** was * ********* *** since ** ****'* **** done ***. **** *** say **** ********* ***** run *** ***** ** anything *** ******** ******* has ** *** ********:

**’* **** ** ***. It ***** ** **** dependent ** **** *** circumstances ****. ** *** put *** ********* ** non-compliant ******* *** ** caused * ******* *******, then ** ***** ** a ****** ***** *******. Anything **** * **** to * ***************.

US ******** ******

******* **** *********** ***** this ***** *** ************* law ** *** ****** it ** ***** ** have ** *** **** of *** ****** ******. Senator ******* **** *** point ******* ***** ****** IPVM's *********:

**** **** ******* ** connected ******* **** *** sold ** **********, *** given *** ****** ****** share *** *** ********* in *** **** ******, we ***** *** ****** of **** **** **** likely ** **** ****** our *******. **** **** and *** ******** ** a ******* ** ******. Automobiles, *** *******. *** that’s **** **’* **** to ***. **’* **** to ***, ***** *** a ******** ********, *** we’d **** ** *** companies ***** ****** *** issue ** ******* *** security *********. *** **** really *****’* ** ** now. *** ******* ********** is **** * **** marketplace, ** ** ********** companies ****** ‘***’* ****** in **** ***** ******** item ********** ** ***** we **** *** *******.’ And * ***** ***** states ******** **** ****** suit ******. ****’* ********* we **** ***** * bit. ** ***** ** in ********** *** **** other ****** **** ** up *** **** ** becomes *** **** ... We ***** **** ***** our *****’* ******** **********, any ******* ******** *** the ****** ****** ****** is ***** ** ****** with ***** ********** ******** requirements.

**** ** ******* ********, California ** *** **** populous ***** ** *** U.S. **** *****, ** would *** **** ********* sense *** *** ************ to ******* * **********-**** compliant ******* ****. ***** that, *** *******'* ****** that *** ********* ******* sold ** *** *.*. will ***** ** **** the ******* ********* ********** in *** *** ********** law ***** *****.

******, ** ***** ****** many ************* ** **** this ******** ******** ******* the **** *** *********** of *********** ******** **** of ******** ******** ***** be *********.

Compliant ** ***-********* *************

**** ** *** ******* IP ****** ************* *** already *********, *.*., ****, Bosch, *****, ******, *********. However, ******'* ******* ******** ********* shows, **** ** *** smaller ************* *** ***. Three ** *** ****** ones *** ********* ******* Arecont, ******** *** **.

Non-Compliant *********, *******, ********, **, **** **********

***** ************* *** *** not ********* ********* **** us **** **** ** be ** ****** ****.

******** **** **** *** well ** ***** *** to **********:

** **** * ****** of ******* ***** **** either ***** * *** password ** ***** *** the ***** **** ** have * ****** ********. This ** ********* ******** is ********** ** ****** throughout *** *********.

******* ********, ***** **** used *** ******* "*****/*****" combination, ****** ********'* **********:

*********, *** ** ******* and ***** ***** ****** encourage ***** ** ****** the ******* ********* ** our *********, ******* *** other ********* ******* ** a ****** ********. ** a ********** ************, *** new *** ****** *** responsibility ** ***** **** best ******** ** ******* a ****** ******** **** the *** **** ** the ************. ** **** make ** ** **** as ******** *** * user ** ****** * unique ******** ** ******* setup (** **** ** it ** ** ****** a ******** ** *** time **** *** ********), and **** **** ********* security ******* ********* ****** the *********** ******** ** January *, ****.

*******, ******* ******, ***** cameras ** *** **** a *******-****** ******* ******** in *****, **** **** also **** ** ** compliant ** *** ********:

******* ****** ******* ** not ********* ****** **** this ***, ***** **** not **** **** ****** until ****. ********* *** cameras ****** *** **** to *** * ******** on *** ****** *** we ** *** ******* them ** ** **. We ** **** ** comply **** **** *** law ***** ** *** implementation ** **** **** a ******** ****** ** all ** *** ******* generation *******.

** ***** ****** *** companies **** **** ** authorized ** ************ ** become ********* ** ****. However, **** ********* **** only **** *** ****** or **** *** ***, as * **** ** US ******** ******** ***** minimize ***** ****, ****** such *********' ****** ****** are ***** ***.

Firmware ******** ** ****** *********

************, ** ****** ** straightforward *** **** ************* to ****** ********* **** on ******* ******* ***** as * ******** ******* can ******* *** ******* password *** ****** **********. However, ***** **** ** support **********.

The ******** ** ********** - *******

*** ** *** ******* of ******* ********* ** that ** ******* *** number ** ***** *** forget ***** ********* *****, even ** **** '******', they *** ****** *** the ******* ******** (***** many ***** ******) *** get **** **. ** course, **** ************** ********* the **** ** ******** breaches.

*******, **** * ************ customer ******* **********, *********** default ********* ************* ********* support ***** *** **********. One ******** ************* **** taken ** ****** ***** problems ** ** ********* effectively * **** **** that ****** *** ************ to ***** *** ***** password. **** *** *** own *****, *.*.,********* ******** ***** **** cracked * *** ***** ago.

Critics ********

**** ****** ***** ********** ***** **'* * good ***** ** ******** weak ** **** ** actually ******. *** *** Cybersecurity *** *** **** has *** *******.

******** ************* ******** ****** ************* ** *** **** on *** ********** ******* *********** *** ** backward—instead ** ******* ************* to *** ********, **** should ** ******* ************* to ****** ********:

****** ** ****** **** adding ***** ******** ******** is * ******* ******* manufacturers ****** ** ******** insecure ********, *******. *******, a ****** ****** ***** be ** ** ****. Absolutely ************* ****** ****** telnet *** *** *** other ****** ******* ******** if **** *** *** used ******* **** *** additional ********* **********. *** there ** ******* *** that ***** **** ** eliminating ******* ********* *** forcing ****** *********.

****** ******** **** **** law *** ***** **** that *** ****** *** reactionary *** ********* *********:

***********, ***** ******* ******** of *** *** ***** that *** ******** *****'* specify ******* ****** **** the ***** "********** ******** feature" *****. **** *** example*** ******* **** ********, ***** ********* ******* litigation:

** *** ********, ** least **** **** *********** ("requires * **** ** generate * *** ***** of ************** ****** ****** is *******") ** ***** clear.

************** **** ** *** Access ************* ********** ** *** punitive ******* *** **** the ****** ** *** punitive ******** ***'* ********* in *** ******** ** the ***:

** ****** **** **** and ** *** ***** attempting ** ********* **** the ******** ******* ******** of.

OEMs ********?

*******, ************** **** *** **** Arnold & ****** ****** there *** ** * loophole*** *****-******* *******:

*** ******** ********* ** this *********** ** ***** in ******* ****.**.**, ********** (c):

(*) “************” ***** *** person *** ************, ** contracts **** ******* ****** to *********** ** *** person’s ******, ********* ******* that *** **** ** offered *** **** ** California. *** *** ******** of **** ***********, * contract **** ******* ****** to *********** ** *** person’s ******does *** ******* * ************ ** ******** * connected ******, **only ** ******** *** ***** * ********* ******. (******** *****)

******:

**** *** ****** **** the *******'* ****** ***** this ********* ********. **** explained **** ** *** a ******** ***** *** original ********* ************ ** still ** *** **** to ****** ****** *** device ** ***** *******. The *****-******** ******* ***** not **** *********, *** the ******** ********* ************ would.

Poll / ****

Comments (26)

** ** * ***** that **** *** ** even ****** * ***. However, ******* * ******** to **** ***** ** long *******.

***** ** ** *** CA **** ** **** to ***** *** *** different ************* *** **** out *****. ** ***'* Camera **** ** ***** to ****** *** ** domes **** ******* **** default ********* *** **** sell **** ** *** residential ******, *** ** anyone ***** ** ***** that? **** ** **** person ** ********* ******* Joe's ****** ***** ******** or ********* ** ******* are ******* *********, **** is ****** ** ** about ******** ***** *******?

***** ** ******** (*** manufactured **** ***** *** local ********** *****) *** not ****** ****** ********* years ***, *** ** will ** **** *** them ** ****** **. However, ***** ** *** Arecont *** ***, ** will *** *** **** goes. **** ** **** enough ********* **** *** to ******* **** ** change, ** ** **'* sales ** *** ******* insignificant ******** ** ****** sales ** *** **** other ****?

** **** *** **** national, ** **** **** millions ** *** * committee ******** ** ***** and **** **********. ***** needs ** ** * standard ******* **** * logo, **** **, ****** on *** *****, ***. Then ***** ***** ** be *********** ** **** standard ** *** ******* knows **** ** *****.

***** ** ******** (*** manufactured **** ***** *** local ********** *****) *** not ****** ****** ********* years ***,

******** ***** ** *** with *** ***** ******** program *** ****** ********* like *********.

Image result for you got served gif

********* *** ******** ** that ** ******* $*********** to ***** *** ******** all **** **********, *********, and **** ******** ************. This **** ******* * licence *** ******* ** the ***** ** **********, and ***** ** **** start * ***-*********** *** each ************ ** **** can *** ** ** the ******. ;)

**** *** *** ******* puts *** ******** ** the **** ** ******* change **********, ****** **** focusing ** ******* *** constituency **** **** *******.

** * ******* ****, yes *** * ***** idea ** **** *** create *** ***** ******** as **** ** *** connect ** *** ****. Just **** **** ** blow **** *** ** data *** ************** ** reset ** **** *** end **** ** ******** tech **** **. (*.* by **** ****** **** is **** ** *** are ********** ** *** unit *** ********* *** hackers ********.)

**** ** ***** *** Government ***** ** **** out *** **** ***** own ********.

**** **** ****** ** their *** ******** ******** to **** ** ****** getting ******** ** ********.

********** ***** ** **** ***** *** ******** *** **** ***** hands ***. *** ***** ***** ***** ** ** *** *******/****** state (******, ****, & ******).

**** $$$ ** *** pockets ** ******** ******* companies. *** ****, "**** custodiet ***** ********"?

*'* ***** *** ******** California **** ** *** it ****** ** **** another **** ****** * socialists **********. ***** ** very ****** **** ***** does **** ***** *** sense.

** *** *** * Support ******* *** * company **** ************ ** cameras, *** *** ************** *** ********** ********* that **** ** ******** once **** *** ** implemented.

** ***'** **** ******** why ********* **** **** default ********* ** ******* when - **** **** - **** ** *** very ******.... *** ****** is ******** ***** ******:

****** *** ****.

*** ***** *** ***** of ********** ** ***-**-*** use **** ** ********** into*********, *** *** ****** a *********** **** ** support *****.

******** ** **** **** of *** ********, ** 'forgetting *********' *****, ** least ******, ******* ** what *** ** ********* with ********.

******* ** ******-******... "*** * ******* ********, ** ** ****."

*** **** ** **...

********** *** **** **** on **** *****. *******, but *** *** **** time ** **** *****....

********* ******** *****, *** billion+ *** ******* **** will ** ** *** Internet ** *** **** 5-10 ***** **** ***** for ************* ******* ** not ******. *********' ********* of ************* ** ***** home *******, ******** *** smart **** ******* ** infinitesimal. ***** ** * major ******* ******* *** I'm *** ****** ********** intervention ** *** **** way ** ******* ******** massive **** ** ****** and **** **** * cyber ****** ** * transportation\utility\or *** ******, *** something ***** ** ******.

**** ******** **** ** **** ** ****. **'* ****** *****.

[**** ****: *** ******** **** ** **** ** *********** ***,****** ****, *** ******* ********** *****]

********, ***** **** ** GDPR ************ ** ** in? **** ** *** first * ***** ** anyone ******** **** ** curious**** ******* ** ************* ****.

***'** **** ** ***** by *****/******* ****** ** this.

**** ** ***********.

**** ** ***** * boxes, *** ***** '********* Onvoldoende ***********', ** *******: Example ************ ********. ** this **** **'* ****** that *** ******** *** default ******** (*******************) ** regarded ** ************ ********.

**** ******** ** ***** back ** ******* ****, it *** ******* **** back ****.
** ** *** **** it **** **** ******. GDPR ** ********** **** AVG ** *****.
** **** ********* **** of *** ******** ** this *******:*** ** ****.

*** **** ****** *****'* mention ********* ********. *******, it **** ******* "**** protection ** ****** *** default" (******* **) ****** **** "*** controller ***** ********* *********** technical *** ************** ******** to ****** *** ** be **** ** *********** that ********** ** ********* in ********** **** **** Regulation." (******* **.)

*** "*********** ********* *** organisational ********" *** ***** actually ******* ** *** GDPR, ***** **** ******* references ** "**********" *** "****************." ***** specifics *** **** ** to *** ********-***** **** protection *********** (****) **** the *** ** *** Netherlands.

** ***** *** **** itself *** ** "******** rule," ******** ***'* ***** to ***** *** **** a ******** *** ** capable ** ************ *** GDPR ** ******* **** default ********* *** *** allowed.

***** *** *** ******** Charles. **** ** ****.

*********, **** **** *** completely ******** ****** ***********, but ******* ***** ******* that ****** *********** ** prohibited.

********, **** ******** **** minimalisation, *** * ** not **** * ****** of **** ** ***. In ***** ***** ***** is * *** ** 28 ****, *** **** incidents *** ** ****** longer, *** **** ** deleted **** *** ******** is ********.

*******:

****** ****, **'** ***** some ******* ****** ***** re: ********* ********* *** also *** ******** ******** for *****-******* *******.

*** **** ** *** don't **** ** ****** for **, **** *** the ******* **** *** story:

******:

******* *******'* ****** ********* us ** *** ** know **** *** ******** of ********* *** ***-********** was * ********* *** since ** ****'* **** done ***. **** *** say **** ********* ***** run *** ***** ** anything *** ******** ******* has ** *** ********:

**’* **** ** ***. It ***** ** **** dependent ** **** *** circumstances ****. ** *** put *** ********* ** non-compliant ******* *** ** caused * ******* *******, then ** ***** ** a ****** ***** *******. Anything **** * **** to * ***************.

******:

**** *** ****** **** the *******'* ****** ***** this ********* ********. **** explained **** ** *** a ******** ***** *** original ********* ************ ** still ** *** **** to ****** ****** *** device ** ***** *******. The *****-******** ******* ***** not **** *********, *** the ******** ********* ************ would.

******** **** * **** ** * ***************.

** ***** ***, ********* **** **********, ********* *********, ******** ** Anaheim.

*** ************ **** ** liable ** ** *** decides ** **** *** product ** **********, **** out **'* *********?
** **** **** ***** law, ** *** ************ does *** **** * physical ******** ** **********, there's *** **** ********** can **. ** ***** was, **** ****** ***** be ********** ***** *** from *** ** ***** sales.

**** ** ******* *****.

...*** ** ******, ********** of *** ********* ********** goals ** **** ******* from **********, ** *** will ** * **** mine *** ***** **** share *** ******** ****** of ******:other *******.

****'* *** ******** ******* **** ** **'* *** ** **** anyways? *** ***** ****** **** **?

* ***** ***. **** alarm ****** **** ********* have ******** ****** ***** they *** *** *** costumers. **** ***** ** easy *** *** *********** crew *** ** *** safe. ** *** ******** leaves ** ****** ****, a **** ******** ** installations ** ***********.

* ***** ** ***** regulation ** **** **** practise ******** ********.

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