Showing posts with label National Security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label National Security. Show all posts

Monday, August 23, 2021

Video surveillance network hacked by researchers to hijack footage

Video surveillance network hacked by researchers to hijack footage, Nakedsecurity (image)

Video surveillance network hacked by researchers to hijack footage | #TpromoCom #VideoSurveillance #CCTV #Hacker #Hackers #CyberSecurity | Researchers at security company Mandiant have written up a report about a device-hijack bug in a video sharing and surveillance network called Kalay (nakedsecurity). https://bit.ly/3sDSsWJ

Operated by Chinese smart device company ThroughTek, Kalay (which apparently means “handshake” in the Dawu language) is pitched as a cloud-based solution for vendors of home automation devices, including security cameras, smart locks, video doorphones, smart power plugs, and even personal cloud storage hardware such as NAS devices.

As you can see, the idea is that instead of creating their own protocol, setting up their own... (read more)

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

China’s TikTok Collecting US Biometrics


#China’s #TikTok Collecting US #Biometrics | #TpromoCom #Privacy #NationalSecurity | China’s social media platform TikTok just changed its privacy policy to allow the collection of American biometric data, such as facial and voice recognition, and potentially fingerprint data as well. https://bit.ly/3wayaVB

The company, which caters to youth ages 13 to 24, can already collect prodigious amounts of information on its hapless users, including name, age, location, social media connections, filenames, and clipboard data.

Owned by Beijing’s ByteDance, the company should have been banned long ago. But it used U.S. courts to fight for access to American households, and now the Democrats are dragging their feet on passing laws or policies that bar TikTok from the United States. 

Allan B. Colombo (image)
Personal Comment:
I see my friends on Facebook and Twitter using TikTok all the time for personal things. Photos, GIF's, streaming video clips, and when I ask them if they are aware of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) connection, they say they had no idea, and they go on  using the app. It's pretty apparent to me that China poses a threat to all of us from a security standpoint. It's the job of every professional in security to be concerned with this. Are we professionals are not?  That's the question.--Al Colombo

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Isn't it time American Business Owners--Liberals and Conservatives--take National Security more serious?

Isn't it time American Business owners--Liberals and Conservatives--take National Security more serious? | #TpromoCom #NationalSecurity #China #CyberSecurity | I'm especially talking to all of you here in the United States that actually work directly or indirectly for companies owned in part by the Chinese Government. https://bit.ly/3uAfI7O

As a business owner, I understand that for quite some time we've considered business and politics like we might oil and water (they don't mix). However, the politics of any nation has a direct effect on the businesses within it, if not directly, for certain politics can adversely effect business moral and marketing success. 

Here's a  post on LinkedIn that I ran across that leads to additional information that is alarming. It begs to be further researched by every one of us who have businesses to protect, because if the great nation of the United States were to fall victim to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), we won't have a business to protect, not without great difficulties.  --Al Colombo


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