IFSEC Global: New research on CCTV camera prevalence in cities uses Google street view

IFSEC Global: New research on CCTV camera prevalence in cities uses Google street view . “Do you know how many CCTV cameras there are there in London, or in other major cities around the world? While there have been attempts to estimate these numbers, systematic surveys of camera density are hard to come by. While some studies have sought to estimate the number of CCTV cameras installed in a city, only a few have identified their precise locations. In an innovative study, researchers at Stanford University in California have used Google street view images and computer vision algorithms to count the number and density of cameras in 10 major US cities and six other large cities around the world.”

The Register: World’s largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing

The Register: World’s largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing . “Yet another IoT device vendor has been found to be exposing their products to attackers with basic security lapses. This time, it’s Chinese surveillance camera maker Xiongmai who was named and shamed by researchers with SEC Consult for the poor security in the XMEye P2P Cloud service. Among the problems researchers pointed to were exposed default credentials and unsigned firmware updates that could be delivered via the service.”