Positive Technologies discovered a critical vulnerability in popular IP cameras

Ilya Smith, a Positive Technologies expert, discovered and helped to fix a critical vulnerability in firmware of Dahua IP cameras, which are widely used for video surveillance in banking, energy, telecommunication, transport, smart home systems, and other areas. This problem affects hundreds of thousands of cameras all over the world produced by Dahua both under its own brand and as OEM models for other brands.

4G and 5G networks are not ready for smart cities

Detected vulnerabilities pose a threat to intelligent traffic lights and street lighting; electronic road signs; information displays at bus stops; and other smart city features that are commonly connected to mobile networks of the fourth generation. Positive Technologies revealed these flaws in mobile networks, which are also relevant to future 5G networks, as part of security assessment conducted in 2016 and 2017.