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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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