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Submission + - Need a Security Monitoring Company That Accepts VPN'ed Video Feeds 2

mache writes: My cousin is finishing up a major remodel of his home in Houston and has installed video cameras for added security. At my suggestion, he wired up all the cameras to be on a separate VLAN that only uses wired Ethernet and has no WiFi access. Since the Houston police will only respond to security alarms if the monitoring company is viewing the crime in progress, he must arrange for the video feed to available to a security monitoring company.

I told him that the feed should use VPN or some other encrypted tunneling technique as it travels the Internet to the monitoring company and we proceeded to try and find a company that supported those protocols. No one I have talked to understands the importance of securing a video feed and everyone so far blithely suggests that we just open a port on his home router. Its frustrating to see such willful ignorance about Internet security.

Does anyone know of a security monitoring company that we can work with that has a clue?

Comment Re:Why not ... (Score 1) 306

I think you're correct in the assessment of the implications of encrypted data being fundamentally different from plaintext -- but I think that the Third-Party Doctrine would come into play as well; they aren't forcing someone to testify against themselves, they are forcing a third party to testify against you.

Submission + - Ask Slasdot: Is Slashdot closed on weekends?

An anonymous reader writes: For what seems like months, no new stories show up on Saturdays or Sundays. It gets boring around here, making me go to the other rival news site more often. Need more editors or something? This is a serious question... Why no new stories on weekends?

Comment Re:Obviously (Score 1) 265

If the hypothesis is correct then this IS NOT a "fuel-free" engine -- it's using electrons as reaction mass. The novel feature is simply the means by which they are accelerated and the fact that an accelerator isn't required to collimate the beam into a coherent stream, i.e. they don't fly off randomly in every direction as electrons normally would do upon reaching ionization potential.

Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer (arstechnica.com) 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.


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