Hikvision Admits Backdoor 'PR Issue'

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 24, 2017

Hikvision is admitting a problem.

The backdoor itself is evidently not the problem for them.

The problem, according to Hikvision, is a public relations issue, as their new Cybersecurity Director / spokesperson Chuck Davis explained:

Undoubtedly, Hikvision is correct that they have a 'PR issue' but the 'PR issue' is grounded in real product and communication problems.

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