Criticism (159)

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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 - 5 days ago

Hikvision Happy With Bad Security Unless Hit With Bad Press

Hikvision is happy to have bad cyber security unless they are hit with bad press, as we detail inside. When you look at the pattern of their behavior, it is clear that anyone concerned about cyber security is taking significant risks with Hikvisi...

By John Honovich - 23 days ago

‘Experts' Fail On Dumbo IP Camera ‘Hack'

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Dumbo, revealed by Wikileaks, has become big news. Unfortunately, 'experts' in the security industry have gotten it wrong, incorrectly contending that Dumbo hacks IP cameras. In this report, we examine Dumbo, the erroneous claims and the impact ...

By Brian Karas - 27 days ago

Healthy Skepticism for Deep Learning Is Prudent

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The hype for deep learning in video surveillance is accelerating. Between the race to the bottom and dearth of a 'next big thing', certainly pent up demand exists. But now is the time for a healthy skepticism about when and what deep learning ca...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Dahua Suffers Second Major Vulnerability, Silent [Finally Acknowledges]

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Less than 3 months ago, Dahua received DHS ICS-CERT's worst score of 10.0 for their backdoor. Now, Dahua has received another 10.0 score for a new vulnerability. Despite that, Dahua has remained silent. In this note, we examine the vulnerability...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

'Suicidal' Knightscope Robot Drowns

Knightscope continues its hyper growth, at least when it comes to controversy, this time with a 'suicidal' robot in Washington DC. And here is another view of the Knightscope robot out of action:   Ironically, Knightscope is right now sel...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Hikvision: IPVM Is "Destined To Fail"

Hikvision has accused IPVM of 'cyberbullying' them, declaring IPVM 'destined to fail.' This is the 3rd anti-IPVM Hikvision post in 2 weeks, including Hikvision giving IPVM an 'F', following last month's Hikvision declaring IPVM 'absolutely unethic...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Morten Tor Nielsen Defends Hikvision

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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...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Hikvision Marketer Caught Spamming, Fails at Coverup, Fired

A Hikvision marketing employee was caught by IPCamTalk trying to surreptitiously disparage IPVM and IPCamTalk. This is an outgrowth of Hikvision's anti-IPVM marketing campaign and their most recent failed attempt to denigrate IPVM. Hikvision rece...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Hikvision EZVIZ Amazon Scam Revealed

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Hikvision is violating US Federal Trade Commission guidelines and Amazon rules with a "Honest" Review Program scheme that provides gift cards to friends and family of Hikvision and EZVIZ employees to buy cameras and leave 5 star reviews on Amazon....

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Beware The "Hit List" Ranking

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The hit list. Kirschenbaum's recent newsletter complained about a 'hit list', bemoaning how a company took aim at ADT. Alas, that's the Google racket. When someone searches for a term (like 'ADT'), Google will gladly sell numerous ads for anyone...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

A New Low For Knightscope - Just $3! (And Now A T-Shirt)

Take a look: Did you think, even for a fraction of a second, "$3 per share, could be a good deal"? If so, you should not invest in anything. Simply put your money underneath your mattress and save yourself. The price per share is irrelevant, a...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

The Sleaziest Booth Of ISC West - Rapid Response

The use of 'booth babes' is way down overall, but one company, Rapid Response, continues to treat ISC West like it is an HBO brothel documentary setting up a literal lineup of 10: The sheer number used by Rapid Response compared to how few are ...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

How HiSilicon Wasted $200,000 At ISC West

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Huawei owned HiSilicon is a hidden key component of many of the cheapest cameras on the market. For the second year in a row, HiSilicon has wasted $200,000 with the most bizarre booth strategy seen.

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Hikvision Attacks IPVM

Hikvision has attacked IPVM repeatedly over the last month, both in the international press and in its dealer communications. Attacks Listed On March 9th, Hikvision International VP Keen Yao alleged: an American blogger site (John Honovich,...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Beware Scam Market 'Research'

The 'data' and 'research' that headlines many articles is a scam, perpetuated 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 - 6 months ago

OEMs, Dump Dahua

OEMs, get smart and dump Dahua. Dahua OEMs to many companies including some big brands (e.g. FLIR, Honeywell and Tyco). Dahua has proven to be a terrible decision: The backdoor The unfixed backdoor with terrible communication Dahua competin...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Axis: "Everything is IP" - False

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Axis is congratulating itself, with executive Fredrick Nilsson declaring: "Now the conversion is all done and everything is IP and analog is rapidly on the decline... It's kind of fun to reflect...." It surely is 'fun' for Axis to say that...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Boycott Anixter, Says 82% Integrators

82% of 130 145 integrator respondents say integrators should boycott Anixter, in response to Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon. This is the latest in a long line of events where Anixter sells direct to end users (e.g., 1, 2, 3). In partic...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

PR Firm Pleads Don't Scrap PR Spending

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PR is not dying, warns pleads PR firm. Take 40+ year old industry PR firm LRG, who recently lamented the 'misconceptions' that: Traditional PR is dead Scrap their company’s PR program And awkwardly reassured that PR is: Not going away a...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use ...

By Ari Erenthal - 9 months ago

Dahua ‘Duplicitous’ Says Botnet Victim

The victim of the record-breaking botnet, Brian Krebs, is calling Dahua duplicitous in its statements about the Mirai botnet. He says Dahua should bear more responsibility for enabling this botnet and that they are more at fault, for making poorly...

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

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