Criticism (181)

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Hikvision Corrects False Cybersecurity Announcement

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Hikvision has corrected a false cybersecurity announcement that claimed a British government-sponsored program endorsed the cybersecurity of Hikvision's products. Below, highlighted, are the specific false assertions:  Hikvision Corrects Afte...

By IPVM Team - 6 days ago

The Dumb Ones: PSA's Bozeman On Cybersecurity

The smart ones are the hundred people who flew to Denver and spent $500+ on a 1.5-day conference featuring Dahua as a 'cyber responsible partner', as PSA President Bill Bozeman declared: The rest of you, well... A few problems here: Theater ...

By John Honovich - 9 days ago

Dahua's Terrible Cybersecurity, Buys Credibility From PSA And SIA

Dahua has a terrible cybersecurity track record. But American organizations, like the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the PSA Security Network, are happy to sell them credibility, declaring Dahua a 'cyber responsible partner', thanking Da...

By John Honovich - 20 days ago

Amazon's "Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology" Says ACLU

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The ACLU has caused a stir, with a new report Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology, explaining: Powered by artificial intelligence, Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in rea...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

The Yolo Bro And The Death of Journalism

There's an old quote: The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable Unfortunately, the opposite is more typical in the security industry, and it is getting worse, as print dies out and old school publicatio...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

'Best In Show' Fails

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ISC West's "Best In Show" has failed. For more than a decade, it has become increasingly irrelevant as the selections exhibit a cartoon level understanding of technology and the market. The 2018 winner is a case in point, as it is the same appr...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Beware Scam Market 'Research'

The 'data' and 'research' that headlines many articles is a scam, perpetrated by a variety of Indian firms that have exploited the carelessness and ignorance of many companies and the press. Examples Axis is touting: By 2020, the market will ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Ingram Micro Owner HNA Declares "Victim of Conspiracy Against China"

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Just 2 years ago, Ingram Micro was acquired by a Chinese company that paid them $6 billion in cash, nearly 40% more than their then stock price. It was an incredible deal. Why pay so much? And why would a regional Chinese airline buy a US-based...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Convergint Damage Control

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Convergint needs you to understand. When Convergint acquires companies, as they continuously do, it is an acquisition, e.g.: But when Convergint gets acquired, they do not like calling it what it is. IPVM raised this issue in our initial repor...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Hanwha: Chinese Products Damaged Industry

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Hanwha Techwin's CEO has come out swinging against the Chinese. In this note, we examine his statements, the relative positioning of Chinese and Korean manufacturers and how it reflects an increasing conflict between Chinese manufacturers and the...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

'Defiant' Hikvision 'Strikes Back' At WSJ And US

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The fight is on. Hikvision and their owner, the Chinese government, 'strikes back' against the Wall Street Journal and US politicians raising concerns about Hikvision. In this note, we examine Hikvision and the Chinese government's response and ...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Chinese Government Attacks Western Reports

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The Chinese government is angry at the BBC and WSJ's reporting on Chinese video surveillance (see BBC Features Dahua and WSJ Investigates China's Total Surveillance State). Much like Hikvision's attacks on IPVM for our reporting, Hikvision's su...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Robot Vandalism

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Vandalism of security systems is a common concern. It is so common that camera vandalism statistics show that designers routinely sacrifice camera optimal viewing positioning to mount cameras high and far enough away to minimize vandalism. This s...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

ASIS Dumps 'ASIS' For Show, Now GSX

After 60+ years, ASIS is dumping its eponymous show name and replacing it with 'GSX'. This is a classic marketing mistake. For a show struggling for years, this only makes things worse. In this note, we examine the issues, compare to a histori...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Dahua Forbes 'Next Web Crisis' Vulnerability Dispute

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The buffer overflow vulnerability in Dahua products is not in dispute, in fact we covered it when it was first published. What is in dispute is how significant the vulnerability is, and the risks posed to users with unpatched devices. This was r...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Hikvision China Criticizes The WSJ

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Hikvision, through the Chinese government's authoritative news service, has criticized the WSJ investigation into Hikvision. In this English-language exclusive, IPVM shares the Chinese response, examining their counter-claims and how this will im...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

WSJ Investigates Hikvision

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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has released a detailed investigation into Hikvision's government ownership and cybersecurity problems, hitting the paper's front page.   Given the WSJ's global readership (42 million monthly readers, 2+ million pai...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Ingram Micro: The Blind Lead The Blind

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Ingram Micro, as a huge as they are overall, with $40+ billion in annual sales, has never been a force in physical security, despite, or perhaps because, of their many lame attempts to sell into this market. For example, Disaster at the Ingram Mi...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

Deceptive ASIS Attendance

ASIS is being deceptive with its conference reporting, effectively inflating the event's real actual attendance. What they try, but struggle to do, is report 'registrants' but, as our examples below show, they clearly are misrepresenting it as ac...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

'Clowns' Allege Ubiquiti 'Completely Fraudulent'

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A short seller has alleged Ubiquiti is 'completely fraudulent'. Ubiquiti's CEO has responded calling them 'clowns'. Here is the short seller's Citron Research's report on Ubiquiti and embedded below is their video about Ubiquiti: Poor Researc...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Cloud Guy Prints Book, Misses Irony

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On-premise security systems are dead. But $75 print books are alive and well. Such are the lessons from Brivo's CEO new book "The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security" to all of you 'server-huggers' out there. It does raise a fascinati...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

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