What you should know about Shellshock vulnerability

SHELLSHOCK

If your MOBOTIX system is recording to NAS that is connected to an Internet router then listen up because Shellshock is getting quite NASty

Shellshock is a popular nick name given to a vulnerability found in the Bash Shell (Bourne Again SHell) command-line interpreter which is used in most, not all, but most Linux devices.  Bash was released by Brian Fox in 1989 as a hackable open source replacement to Unix’s Bourne shell. It quickly gained popularity mainly because it was more flexible and license free.  The vulnerability in Bash is basically an open door for hackers to remotely run code directly onto a Linux system and create havoc.

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MOBOTIX Release Camera Software Upgrade MX-V4.2.1.61

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To get the best performance out of your MOBOTIX camera system you should make sure you’re always running the very latest camera software available.

But it’s not just about performance and stability, keeping the software up to date also ensures your system has the latest features and enhancements.

The previous camera software update MX-V4.2.1.43 released in June of this year brought a raft of new features for the 25/15-series cameras.

The good news is MX-V4.2.1.61 brings many of the new functions to the 14/24-series along with some important bug fixes.

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Watch this IP camera accurately detect motion to a distance of 550 meters!

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This demo is compelling.  Two megapixel IP cameras are setup on a landing strip to test motion detection accuracy in an outdoor setting.

Distances are marked along the field in 50 meter (164 feet) increments from the cameras.  The cameras are configured with Day, Night and Thermal sensors.

When the subject walks backwards and forwards between the markers, the camera detects both the movement and direction of movement up to 550 meters (1800 feet).  Even when the subject is a mere speck in the distance the camera still accurately detects and triggers the motion.

You really have to see it to believe it…

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What is a “surveillance class” hard drive?

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No one can argue the fact that enterprise-class drives are a good fit for video surveillance applications, however they cost around 60% more than standard drives which is a substantial increase in your storage budget.

This year several hard drive vendors have begun offering an alternative in the form of surveillance-class drives which cater to the demands of video recording at a substantially lower cost. They also include the added goodness of enterprise-class features.

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MxApp Tutorial: How To Add Cameras

MOBOTIX App with iPad

Without question the MOBOTIX App (aka MxApp) is the most feature-rich iOS app available for MOBOTIX cameras.

Two key features found within the MOBOTIX App that other MOBOTIX iOS apps don’t offer is Alarming and Tunnelling.
The Alarming feature, enables you to receive alarm notifications directly to your iOS device. The tunnelling feature, automatically reduces the resolution of live streams when you move from WiFi to 3G/4G networks so that you can always receive live video from your mobile device at the highest possible frame rates.

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MOBOTIX Camera: How To Find the Software Version

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It’s easy to forget about the IP camera software, but it’s something that should be kept up to date.

This fact is especially important with MOBOTIX cameras because they are VMS-enabled, which means the MOBOTIX camera software upgrades don’t just include the ‘vanilla‘ firmware improvements, they also include advanced upgrades for the camera’s built-in analytics, storage, video and recording management functions.

In this super quick tutorial we are going to show you how to quickly identify what version software your MOBOTIX camera is running. Read More

Troubleshooting MxEasy v1.6.1 OS X “Sandbox” Issue

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If you’ve installed MxEasy v.1.6.1 onto your Apple Mac but can’t get it to open - don’t sweat it, the fix is simple.

First to the cause.  The problem is related to Apple’s OS X “sandbox” security mechanism which can prevent MxEasy from launching. If you’ve downloaded MxEasy onto your Mac, but all you’re experience is the MxEasy icon bouncing up and down in the dock, here’s a quick fix to get MxEasy working correctly.

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