Hikvision hires 6th grader to write blog...

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by fenderman, May 17, 2017.

Share This Page

  1. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    17,869
    Likes Received:
    3,559
  2. bp2008

    bp2008 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2014
    Messages:
    4,673
    Likes Received:
    1,717
    It does have the ring of an essay written by a student, but a 6th grader, not so much.
     
    techsaurus likes this.
  3. alastairstevenson

    alastairstevenson Known around here

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2014
    Messages:
    5,482
    Likes Received:
    1,216
    Location:
    Scotland
    Wow! That's an amazing rant for a large organisation to put on their public website in such a high-profile way.
    They are clearly feeling pricked by the articles.
    It looks like ipcamtalk needs to up their SEO activities.
    Though, to be fair, the negative comments in ipcamtalk are mostly about their detested region-locking tactics, and black-and-white technical support.

    I just had an excellent response from Hikvision technical support in the UK.
    I'd bought a used 7604NI-E1/4P/A NVR cheap from eBay, so I can experiment with the firmware without disruption. It was apparently an Amazon customer return, according to the eBay seller.
    It turned out it had a failed Seagate OEM Barracuda ES.2 HDD with a 5 year warranty still valid. I emailed the Hikvision 'Authorised Distributor' that Hikvision EU identified for me. They passed me on to Hikvision UK Technical Support, who immediately replaced the HDD with a proper Seagate Skyhawk HDD without requiring return of the failed drive or evidence of the failure.
    I was well chuffed!
     
  4. techsaurus

    techsaurus n3wb

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    IPVM has 180K alleged "site hits per month" plus 10K alleged "subscribers" and they hired a few dozen 6th grade educated dudes to trash Hikvision. Unbelievable.
     
  5. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    17,869
    Likes Received:
    3,559
    Actually the articles on IPVM are very well written and make complete sense. Hikvision is simply pissed off that someone is taking them to task so they hire some incompetent fool to write a hit piece...if hikvision had any interest in securing their devices they would not act the way they have been...
    the real question is who do YOU work for....
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2017
  6. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    17,869
    Likes Received:
    3,559
    I think the fact that Hikvision is responding this way is great. They are obviously hurting as a result of the negative press. They have to learn that its 2017 and they can no longer hide information as many have in the past. I would bet that hikvision hired Cisco to help them with security as a direct result of ipvm reporting as well as the work done by montecrypto as well as others exposing vulnerabilities...
     
  7. techsaurus

    techsaurus n3wb

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    "Very well written"? Please! Their articles DO NOT make complete sense. For example, any issue regarding a Hikvision product is a "backdoor" or China conspiracy theory. When a non-Hikvision brand has a similar problem, it is simply a "vulnerability." There isn't a single positive post on their blog about Hikvision. Everything is negative and exaggerated. From mocking their marketing campaigns to linking any sales efforts as a desperate attempt at unloading product to recoup "losses."
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  8. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    17,869
    Likes Received:
    3,559
    Non-college educated audience? how does that have any bearing? The articles are well written. The folks I know who passed on going to college are some of the smartest. Let me tell you something, I went to a top tier university and hold a graduate degree, and if I had to do it all over again I would pass on it - I certainly would not talk down to folks who dont have a worthless piece of paper...college doesnt make you smarter and for most folks actually harms them and puts them in debt...thankfully I went for free. Complete waste of time for most.
    Getting back to hikvision, ipvm made the EXACT same comments about the DAHUA vulnerability....
    Finally, I was waiting for your response, so I can out you. You work for Hikvision USA out of the 18639 Railroad St, City of Industry, CA 91748 facility. Bad mistake on your part.
    Your pompous attitude is EXACTLY the problem Hikvision has.

    For the record, I work for no one. In fact my career is not technology related. You should know better than to come here pretending to be a regular user. You are a Hikvision SCAMMER SPAMMER. BUSTED.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
    spinrut, jeffneedcamera and Fastb like this.
  9. EyePeeKamz

    EyePeeKamz n3wb

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    6
  10. tangent

    tangent Known around here

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,322
    Likes Received:
    532
    To me it reads a bit like it was translated to english or written by someone for whom english is a second language. Regardless of the quality of the writing it's a pretty poor way to respond to articles about security vulnerabilities.
     
  11. zero-degrees

    zero-degrees Known around here

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    613
    Takeaway of the day... Don't troll from your office PC. Log files are a wonderful resource :)
    :ohsnap:
     
    spinrut likes this.
  12. EyePeeKamz

    EyePeeKamz n3wb

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    6
  13. zero-degrees

    zero-degrees Known around here

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    613
    And............... He Gone...................

    [​IMG]
     
  14. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    17,869
    Likes Received:
    3,559
  15. zero-degrees

    zero-degrees Known around here

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    613
  16. lgRich

    lgRich Young grasshopper

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Québec Canada
  17. looney2ns

    looney2ns Getting comfortable

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    454
    Location:
    Evansville, Indiana
  18. tangent

    tangent Known around here

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,322
    Likes Received:
    532