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Hikvision FIPS 140-2 Cybersecurity Certification Examined

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A week after the US government passed a law banning Hikvision, Hikvision announced it had obtained a FIPS 140-2 certification from the US government with Hikvision touting it as "another important milestone in Hikvision's cybersecurity program."...

By IPVM Team - 25 days ago

Sony Gen 5 IP Cameras Critical Vulnerabilities

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Cybersecurity vulnerabilities remain prevalent in video surveillance devices. Now Talos researchers have discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Sony Gen 5 cameras. Inside this note we examine: Ease or difficulty of exploit Vulnerabilities exp...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

July 2018 IP Networking Course

Registration is closed. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals.  Lots of network training exists but none of it really explains how it relates to actual video surveillance systems or focuses...

By John Scanlan - 2 months ago

Hikvision Corrects False Cybersecurity Announcement

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 - 3 months 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 (now US government banned) Dahua as a 'cyber responsible partner', as PSA President Bill Bozeman declared: The rest of you, well... A fe...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Debating Relevance of China Hacking US Navy Plans

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"Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare", first reported by the Washington Post. Is this relevant to the video surveillance ind...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Remove Dahua and Hikvision Gov Installs Required By US House Bill Ban

The final released US House Bill HR 5515 verifies that it not only prohibits the purchasing of Dahua and Hikvision products, it requires removing existing Dahua and Hikvision government systems. In particular, the bill clearly bans both the pur...

By John Honovich - 4 months 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 - 4 months ago

Canon Responds To IP Camera Hacks

Canon cameras made international news earlier this month, with reports of them being hacked in Japan (e.g., Hackers disable scores of Canon-made security cameras across Japan and Dozens of Canon security cameras hacked in Japan, possibly because...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Corruption Alleged Against Hikvision Procurement In India

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Over the past month, allegations of corruption and national security risk have made the news in India over the planned purchase of 150,000 Hikvision cameras, such as: In this note, we examine the conflict, contrast it to the US government's act...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Cybersecurity for IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Keeping surveillance networks secure can be a daunting task, but there are several methods that can greatly reduce risk, especially when used in conjunction with each other. In this guide, we look at several security techniques, both physical and...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Hikvision Source Code Transparency Center Examined

Following criticism of Hikvision's Chinese government ownership and Hikvision's IP camera backdoor, the company has responded with a series of steps including hiring a Director of Cybersecurity and starting a dedicated cybersecurity hotline. The ...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Hikvision Critical Cloud Vulnerability Disclosed

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Security researchers Vangelis Stykas and George Lavdanis discovered a vulnerability in Hikvision's HikConnect cloud service that: just by knowing the email,phone or username they used while registering, after that you can view the live feed of ...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

TVT Backdoor Disclosed

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Security researcher Bashis has disclosed a backdoor in TVT video surveillance products, with TVT issuing its own 'Notification of Critical Vulnerabilities'. Bashis has found numerous vulnerabilities in video surveillance products, most notably t...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Hanwha / Kaspersky Vulnerability Dispute Examined

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IT media ran numerous reports in the past month featuring two prominent companies - Hanwha (previously part of mega manufacturer Samsung) Techwin who sells significant numbers of consumer security cameras and Kaspersky, most known for last year's ...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Hikvision HQ Contradicts Cybersecurity Director

Hikvision HQ has contradicted Hikvision USA's Director of Cybersecurity, Chuck Davis. Davis - Don't Put Cameras On The Internet Davis made a very good point in a recent SP&T interview: according to Davis: “Putting a camera directly on t...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

New Whole Foods Installs Hackable Access Control (Upgraded)

Whole Foods has built a reputation for high quality. And their 2017 Amazon acquisition has increased that, plus added deep pockets for buying security equipment to protect their stores. But do they have the same high standards for access installs...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Remote Network Access for Video Surveillance Guide

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Remotely accessing surveillance systems is key in 2018, with more and more users relying on mobile apps as their main way of operating the system. However, remote access brings unique challenges, with system security, ease of access, and configura...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

IP Cameras Default Passwords Directory

Below is a directory of 50+ manufacturer's default passwords. Note: Change Default Passwords Leaving default passwords is dangerous and makes it easy for even inexperienced attackers to take control, brick or watch your video feed. Worse, since ...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Simplisafe 'All New' Generation 3 Tested

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Feared by the traditional alarm industry, Simplisafe has launched its 'all new' Generation 3 platform that they declare is "Stronger. Faster. Safer.": doubling-down on SimpliSafe’s core mission from day one: to make the best home protection pos...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Geovision Unprecedented Security Vulnerabilities And Backdoor

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Cybersecurity vulnerabilities have plagued the video surveillance market. Now, Bashis, discover of the Dahua backdoor, has discovered 15 security vulnerabilities including a backdoor that widely impact GeoVision's cameras.  Inside, we test Bas...

By John Scanlan - 8 months ago

US Congressional Hearing Features Hikvision

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A US Congressional hearing asked questions about Hikvision's government ownership and cybersecurity issues, following the WSJ's investigations into Hikvision. Plus, Hikvision has issued a 'special bulletin' response to their dealers. In this not...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

Chinese Government Backdoor Spies on African Union Revealed

For 5 years, a Chinese government backdoor was used to spy on the African Union, according to a Le Monde investigative report. As is their tactic, China angrily dismissed the report as absurd. China had 'donated' the building and computer syste...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

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