Milestone Entry Level Mobile Password Vulnerability Disclosed

By: Brian Karas, Published on May 24, 2017

While many manufacturers have only addressed cybersecurity vulnerabilities after public disclosures were made (or threatened), Milestone has proactively identified and resolved a vulnerability that could allow unauthorized remote access to camera feeds. The company recently notified partners of a potential vulnerability in default installations, including how to close the vulnerability to prevent unauthorized camera viewing.

Additional details of the vulnerability, and mitigation steps, are in this report.

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Vulnerability *******

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Milestone ************ *****

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Mobile ****** / ****** ****** ******* ****** 

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Closing *** *************

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XProtect ************ / ********** ********* ** ** ********

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Severity ********

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Comments (1)

Thank you Milestone!  You just set the bar for everyone else.

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