Morten Tor Nielsen Defends Hikvision

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Jun 12, 2017

Morten Tor Nielsen, veteran software developer for Prescienta working for OnSSI, has posted "In Defence of Hikvision". As Nielsen explains himself:

[Update: Nielsen later edited that sentence in his post.]

This follows Hikvision giving IPVM an 'F' and social media posts from Hikvision and Nielsen criticizing IPVM.

In this note, we examine Nielsen's defense, why we agree with his specific claims about Hikvision and where he misunderstood our reporting.

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