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NETVUE SECURITY ASSESMENT?

By Ar49 ·
Tags: Security
I want someone who knows what their talking about and who can explain it to me so I understand to review Netvue home IP cameras. Their privacy statement is vague, and their policies seem invasive, but I don’t really know. Every review I have seen is either not concerned with security at all, or strikes me as phony, like someone paid for the review. I realize all IP cameras have some risk, and I realize Netvue is probably not the least risk available. I want to know exactly what the situation is— on a scale of 1-10, if 1 is an unsecured public network with no password or firewall, and 10 is bank encryption, how secure is Netvue’s product line?
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Ok so looking at their Web Site they say nothing.

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to NETVUE SECURITY ASSESMENT ...

Some vague talk about Push Notifications from the Cloud to your Phone and the Camera's are WiFi so no wires.

The Possible places to breach is at the starting point the Link between the Camera and I'm assuming the WiFi Access Point which without any further explanation seems to be a WiFi Router. Like all WiFi connection this is vulnerable to lifting a copy from or breaking that link all together.

Then there seems to be some sort of connection to the Cloud they don't say which cloud what it is or who runs it so I would start at the beginning no Encryption to the storage point from the home Modem so there is a place to copy or cut the feed. As they say nothing about Storage I would not expect any on the Cloud Host but even if there was you have to realise Cloud Storage Systems are a Nice Attack Vector to State Players so any security they have there would slow down a Country Spy Agency for under a few seconds so from that prospective No Security There.

Then it pushes out a signal to your Phone I'm assuming a 4 or 5 G Phone so while being a reasonably fast connection where you can view the video over I would not expect much Security there.

So on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is no security and 10 is Full State Security designed to keep foreign Spy's out even with the best protection any company could muster it could not be much better than 3 and much more likely lower.

Seems from the Web Page however this is not a Security Service but more for AntiSocial Media where you can talk to the person the other side of the door weather or not you are at home so from that prospective it would probably Rate a 10 for Video Sharing with no proof that what you are seeing is actually what is happening or has ever happened.

That is just what their Web Site tells me as it in no way pushes any form of security at all and for that matter doesn't say how these Wireless Cameras connect tot he Cloud or get their power for that matter you may have to pull them down once a day to recharge them which is entirely possible from what they have not said on their Web Site in an attempt to sell this Cloud Storage Service. Not anywhere in the slightest bit related to Security in any Form I can see.

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OH I should also add

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Ok so looking at their We ...

As you can Pan and Tilt the Camera/s from your phone that is another Attack Vector once from the initial notification to your phone that something has/is happening then when you log in and connect tot he Storage Service and finally as the Video Stream comes back to the phone not to mention the camera control from the phone to the camera.

But as I said above this seems to be a Cheap Service set-up for convenience and in no way shows any form of Security at all.

So I would say from what they have put on their Web Site it is in no way intended as a form of Security and I really would not expect much if any at all.

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OH I should also add

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Ok so looking at their We ...

As you can Pan and Tilt the Camera/s from your phone that is another Attack Vector once from the initial notification to your phone that something has/is happening then when you log in and connect tot he Storage Service and finally as the Video Stream comes back to the phone not to mention the camera control from the phone to the camera.

But as I said above this seems to be a Cheap Service set-up for convenience and in no way shows any form of Security at all.

So I would say from what they have put on their Web Site it is in no way intended as a form of Security and I really would not expect much if any at all.

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