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Comment Done before (Score 3, Informative) 27 27

This was done several years ago by another: see here.
The issue is that, even if you have the most secure, multi-factor biometric and smart card reader, it's still more than likely transmitting that data back to the access control panel via Wiegand, which is offers not even the slightest bit of security against interception, replay, etc. OSDP has been around for a while and offers encryption to at least combat this, but, honestly, nobody freaking cares, and the lack of industry adoption of OSDP reflects this. There's a dozen and a half easier ways to get into a building.

Comment ActiveX is only for their browser viewers (Score 1) 134 134

All of the camera manufacturers you listed, assuming you bought their cameras in the last 5 years, will support an H.264 video feed over RTP/RTSP. Here's a list of a whole lot of CCTV camera RTSP URLs. If one you have isn't listed, it shouldn't be too hard to find it elsewhere on the web.

Comment Re:Hikvision (Score 1) 134 134

Hikvision and Dahua are the two big cheap Chinese names for CCTV. For the VMS, Milestone offers a free version of XProtect with a severely-limited feature set.

I'm assuming that this is just a few cameras for a home or small office, though. If it's anything more than that you really should have it done professionally. There's a lot of ways to improperly install a CCTV system.

Submission + - Linux kernel 4.1 Will be an LTS Release

prisoninmate writes: Linux Foundation’s LinuxLTSI (Long-Term Support Initiative) group has confirmed on Twitter that the next LTS version of the Linux kernel will be 4.1. The information has also been confirmed by Greg Kroah-Hartman, a renowned kernel developer who is currently maintaining several kernel branches, including a few LTS ones. Therefore, when Linux kernel 4.1 will be released, it will become the LTS version of 2015 and the most advanced long-term support release,

Submission + - Woman wins right to sue eBay for refusing to let her sell the Sun ->

DavidGilbert99 writes: A court in Madrid has decided that a Spanish woman has the right to sue eBay after it shut down her page which was selling plots of land on the Sun for just over $1 per square metre. This all comes after the woman claimed ownership of the Sun in 2010
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Comment Surprised? (Score 1) 1 1

As a physical security integrator, I can state with confidence that most physical security people are just like most HVAC installers in that they have no freaking idea what they're doing on a network. IP cameras came along and offered substantially higher resolution, easier transmission, PoE, and other benefits, and now you have a bunch of old-school alarm companies with little idea of what even an IP address is installing critical physical security devices with no consideration given to network security. Mark my words, this is going to be a huge problem.

Submission + - City CCTV networks vulnerable to cyberattacks-> 1 1

An anonymous reader writes: Public CCTV and security surveillance networks are vulnerable to hacking attacks, according to recent findings from cybersecurity research group Kaspersky Lab. Designed to protect civilians from crime and terrorism, city video surveillance systems could easily be misused by third parties who exploit configuration flaws to access data recorded by the security cameras said Kaspersky. CCTV systems usually connect across a mesh network through which data travels along a series of nodes to a central control center. Kaspersky warned that the majority of camera systems use no encryption at all, or if encryption tools are employed they are not being used correctly. The cybersecurity firm underlined that this means that clear data is readily sent across the mesh network and freely available for anyone with access. Consequently if a hacker is able to gain access to a single node in a network, they would be able to observe and manipulate the data travelling through it, replacing real content with a fake recording for example.
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Submission + - Body Cam clears Police Officer ..->

An anonymous reader writes: The young woman in the video attempts to set the officer up by using her phone to record an audio only performance meant to make it appear as though he was acting inappropriately. She was attempting to ‘flip the script’. What she failed to realize is that the entire thing, including her devious performance, were recorded.
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Submission + - Goatse billboard hack horrifies drivers in Atlanta->

Yossarian45793 writes: In a wealthy suburb of Atlanta, hackers managed to get a video billboard to display the goatse image for several hours. Many slashdotters are familiar with that horror, and now a number of Atlanta residents are too. I'm surprised that such an obvious prank took this long to happen, and I wonder how many more times it will given the proliferation of video screens in public places.
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Comment Re:Wait, what? (Score 5, Informative) 392 392

This would be a very valid rant if the reporting here were correct. The car wasn't trying to park--it wasn't controlling itself. From T 2nd FA: "It seems they are trying to demonstrate pedestrian detection and auto-braking", which is what he didn't pay for. Even that feature is overridden if you keep pressing down on the gas. This is entirely driver error.

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