Security vs. Surveillance
As framed in the media, encryption debates are about whether law enforcement should have surreptitious access to data, or whether companies should be allowed to provide strong encryption to their customers. This obscures the most important aspects of the encryption issue: the security it provides against a much wider variety of threats. Encryption secures our data and communications against eavesdroppers like criminals, foreign governments, and terrorists. Many technological security failures of today can be traced to failures of encryption. Vodafone built backdoor access into Greece’s cell phone network for the Greek government; it was used against the Greek government in 2004-2005.
We’re not being asked to choose between security and privacy. We’re being asked to choose between less security and more security. In the mid-1990s, cryptographers argued that escrowing encryption keys with central authorities would weaken security. Ubiquitous encryption protects us much more from bulk surveillance than from targeted surveillance. For a variety of technical reasons, computer security is extraordinarily weak.
Widespread encryption forces the listener – whether a foreign government, criminal, or terrorist – to target. Of course, criminals and terrorists have used, are using, and will use encryption to hide their planning from the authorities, just as they will use many aspects of society’s capabilities and infrastructure: cars, restaurants, telecommunications.
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They have given us a fantastic sense of security knowing that they are always on the ball and on the job. I would definitely recommend them to provide service for any home. SSA has been protecting residential homes and commercial businesses since 1972 and we have the perfect system for you. We will meet your specific needs as we design, install and monitor your security system using the latest technology, including wireless alarm equipment and interactive mobile access. SSA is proud to be a value-leader in security, offering some of the lowest rates in the business.
How to Secure Your IP Security Cameras
The IP security camera industry seems to have grown a lot over the past few years. From consumer-grade home IP security cameras such as those from FLIR to professional-grade models. Most modern IP security cameras feature user upgradeable firmware. If a security vulnerability is found, the IP security camera manufacturer will often fix the vulnerability by issuing a firmware update. You should frequently check your IP security camera manufacturer’s website for updated firmware so that you can make sure the version you are using doesn’t contain an unpatched vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers and Internet voyeurs.
If privacy is your top priority then you should keep your cameras on a local network and assign them non-routable internal IP addresses. Even with non-routable IP addresses, your cameras could still be exposed by camera software that sets up port forwarding or uses UPNP to expose your cameras to the Internet. Check your IP camera’s website to learn how to setup your cameras in local-only mode. Many IP cameras don’t have password protection for video feeds turned on by default. They probably think that you would rather get your cameras up and run and secure them later.
A lot of people forget to go back and add password protection after the initial setup and end up leaving the cameras wide open for all to access. Don’t put an IP security camera inside areas of your house where you wouldn’t feel comfortable being seen by strangers.
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