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Internet of Things and the Risk of Vulnerabilities

Following on from his insightful article about the recent discovery of gSOAP library weaknesses in open IP surveillance cameras, Dedicated Micros CTO Mike Newton has delivered a hard hitting presentation on the wider vulnerability risk to an audience of surveillance industry leaders. In his ‘Internet of Things and the Risk of Vulnerabilities’ presentation Mike again draws upon his 35 years of industry expertise to provide invaluable insight into the wider concerns the surveillance industry faces in 2017. Open and read Mike’s presentation below to get the inside track on what vulnerabilities you need to be aware of and how to go about building a camera surveillance network that has the…

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Is the gSOAP Vulnerability Really a Surprise for IP camera users?

It has recently been identified and reported that the ubiquitous gSoap library used in many vendors IP cameras is subject to a stack buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2017-9765), referred to as Devil’s Ivy by the discoverers Senrio Labs. Devil’s Ivy results in remote code execution, and was found in an open source third-party code library, from gSOAP. When exploited, it allows an attacker to remotely access a video feed or deny the owner access to the feed. This has resulted in widespread concern, however should the existence and widespread exposure to this sort of problem really be a surprise? There have been a number of estimates for the ratio of number…

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Dedicated Micros Founder Looks to Inspire Next Generation of Tech Innovators

Mike Newton, the founder and chief innovator at successful CCTV surveillance company Dedicated Micros, is supporting the development of the next generation of technology innovators by providing funding for PhD research within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at his alma mater The University of Manchester. Mike, who graduated from the University of Manchester in 1981 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, has been at the forefront of technological innovation within the CCTV sector for more than 30 years, ever since launching the first commercially available CCTV video multiplexer. Mike was one of the earliest undergraduate students to combine his third year Computer Science project with a commercial backer,…

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FireVu – Visual Flame Detection – US Patent Granted

FireVu Announces Visual Flame Detection Patent US9530074 B2 is Granted FireVu new flame detection algorithm is now patented in the US. FireVu’s innovative method based the physical law of the colour and absolute intensity of flame in an image results in exceptional detection rates, exceptional detection range and zero false alarms. FireVu is superior to all other visual flame detectors on the market which rely on flicker. UK and International Patents Pending. FireVu’s flame detection system is ideal for the early detection and warning of smoke and flame in industrial processes which utilize motors, conveyor belts, bearings and moving parts, hot substrate and flammable materials; for example in Waste Management…

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