Danish Intelligence Warns Against PRC China Cameras, Cites Hikvision And Dahua Vulnerabilities

By Charles Rollet, Published Jan 20, 2022, 08:19am EST (Info+)

Denmark's intelligence agency has warned police against installing internet-connected PRC video surveillance systems, calling out Hikvision and Dahua's cyber vulnerabilities and PRC laws mandating that China companies assist PRC intelligence.

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IPVM obtained the full Danish intelligence document detailing their concerns, which we examine in this post. Hikvision declined to comment.

Denmark joins the UK as the second European country with public documentation confirming restrictions against Hikvision after the UK military issued guidance "not to use/install Hikvision".

PET **********

*** ****** ******** *** ************ ******* or *** (********* *********************) ** *** main ****** ****** **** ********* *******'* national ******** ****************** ** "********** ******* ** *******, democracy *** ******** ** ****** *******":

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** ******** ****, *** ******* * ******** *******'* ******** ****** (************) ********* its ******** ****** ********* *** *** China *********:

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**** **** *********** ***** ****** ********** ****** **** ***** ~*** ********* cameras ***** **** ** *********** ** Aarhus (*******'* ****** ******* ****). ** 2020, ****** ***** **** ******** **** Hikvision *** ***** ******** ********** ** ********** *********** *********** **** ********* **** **** *********.

Recommends "******* **********" *** *** ****

*** ****** *********** ****** ******** "******* reluctance ** *** ******* ************ *********" that ** ********-*********, "**********" *** ***** "presumed ** ** ** ********" ** PRC ************ **** ** ****** ********* and ******** **************:

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**** ****** ** ********-********* ('****') *******, PET ***** **** *** ******* ************ Act ** **** ********** **** ******* companies, ************* *** ***********, ** ****** where ** *** ***** **** *** located, *** ******* ** ****** *** report ** *** ******* ************ ******** if *** *********** ** *******. ******* this **********,PET ********** **** ***** ** * ******* ********** ** *** ******* ************ ********* *** ********-********* *******, especially in relation to use in areas **** *** ** ******** ** ** ** ******** ** *** ******* ************ ********. After a specific assessment, such areas could be areas that are linked to the security of the highest state bodies, critical infrastructure, public transport areas as well as Denmark's defense, security and emergency preparedness. [emphasis added]

**** *********** **** ***,***** ****** **** *** ***** "***** support, ******, *** ********* **** ******** intelligence" [******* *, ************ ***, ****]:

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Hikvision *** ***** *************** *****

*** *** ***** *** ******** ********* vulnerabilities *** *********** ***** *************** ** support *** *** ************** **** ****** conduct **** *********** ****** ********:

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*** ***'* *********** **** *********** ******* three *******:

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Distinguishes ******* '****' ** '******' *******

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Denmark ******** ********

*** ****** ************ **** ***********, **** *** ********* ******* ****** mayor***** ************** *********** ***** ***** "** *** and ******** *********** ***** *** ***** a ******** ******** ****":

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More ****** ************ ******

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Comments (7)

*******, **** *********!

* **** *** ***** ********* *** comment ** **** ** **** *** Denmark's ******* ***** ************ ******* *** a ******* ** ***** *** *********. I ***** **** ** ******* ** tomorrow.

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********* ********** ****** **** **** ******* a ********* ** ******. **** **** I *** ****, **** *** ****** a ****** ****** ***** ** *** Danish ***** ************ ******** **** ***** proponents ******* ******** ********.

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**** **** * *** ****, **** has ****** * ****** ****** ***** in *** ****** ***** ************ ******** with ***** ********** ******* ******** ********.

**** ** **** ******** *** **** in ***** ****** **** **** ***, especially **** *** **********, **** *** Vision *** ***** *** ***. ***** it **** **** **'** ** ***** hard ** ***** *** **** ******/********** when ***** *** ********* ***** ******* of ********** *** ***'* **** ** even *** *** ***** **** *** Vision ** *****, *** * ****** even ****** ****** ** ********* *** either ***'* ****, ** **** **** about *****.

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** *** ***** ** *** ********** and ************** **** *** ****** ******** intelligence *** ******** ********* (***). ************* *** ***** ********* ** *** security ********** **** ******** *********** ****** the ***** *** ****** **** ****. This ******** ************ *** ********* ** test *** ******* ***** ****** ******* in * ******* *** ******* *******. Additionally, *** ***** ************ ****** ** an ******* *** ** ****** ** the ********** ******.

** ******** *** ********* **** ** Milestone:

********* "** *** ***** ********* ** the ******** ********** **** ******** *********** around *** ***** *** ****** **** them", ********************* *** **** *** ********* **** PET's ******** ****?

****, ** ** ******* ** *** that ***** *** ********* ********************? ** ****'* *** *******, *** does***************** *** ************ **** ***** *** Hikvision?

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* **** *** *** **** ** your ******* ********. **** ********* **** to ** *********. ************* ** ** no ******. * **** ** ****, so * ***** **** * *********...

***** *** *** **** **** **** an ********, **** *****´* **** *******.

*** ************** **** ***/**, ** ** use *******. ** ***** **** ** say **** ******* ******** ****** ** used!

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** ***, ****** *** **** *******, I'd **** ** ******* *** ****** you ****.

*** ************** **** ***/**, ** ** use *******. ** ***** **** ** say **** ******* ******** ****** ** used!

**** ********* *** ***'* ******** ***** specifically ********** "******* ********** ** *** Chinese ************ *********" ** ******* ********** such ** ******** **************. *** ***** specific *** *********** ******* *** ******** Intelligence *** ** ****, **************** ******* ********* ** "****** *** ****** ** *** ******* intelligence ********". *** **** ***** *** serious ********* *************** **** **** *****.

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