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ANNKE rebranded Hikvision 2 megapixel "cube" IP camera - $42 - Amazon Lightning deal - HURRY!!

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Regular Price - $60

Barely two hours left - Grab these while they're DIRT CHEAP.
I paid over $60 for these in OEM/unbranded form from China/AliExpress last month.
They're extremely high quality, with extremely stable Hikvision firmware.
They're 100% compatible with Blue Iris and other NVR software.

Did I mention, HURRY!!!
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The Hik version of this camera is quite good, and likely this ANNKE rebrand as well.

Pretty sure these are affected by the security flaw that hit many of Hikvision cameras earlier this year. Perhaps that's why they are trying to move some stock.
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Well, the boo-birds can thumbs down all they want. Harhar
This is a GREAT camera at a STEAL of a price.
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UK power adapter?
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Fakespot F, 96.3 low quality reviews.

Add OP's to that number.
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Well, the boo-birds can thumbs down all they want. Harhar
This is a GREAT camera at a STEAL of a price.
I'm assuming that you are a fan of the crappy REO-link 410's as well?
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Well, the boo-birds can thumbs down all they want. Harhar
This is a GREAT camera at a STEAL of a price.

So can Hikvsion firmware be used on these if there needs to be security updates?
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The Hik version of this camera is quite good, and likely this ANNKE rebrand as well.

Pretty sure these are affected by the security flaw that hit many of Hikvision cameras earlier this year. Perhaps that's why they are trying to move some stock.

They definitely are vulnerable. I bumped an earlier thread today but intentionally didn't post this separately for that reason. The firmware update that Annke currently has available also is vulnerable.

Annke's also been piss poor as far as addressing it so far after confirming that the cam is vulnerable and notifying them. They denied it via support even after confirming that the issue exists with their latest firmware and they've blocked a post that I made to their support forum asking about it. Not a good way to do business.

All that said, these are good little cameras and a deal on that basis. I bought another today myself. But mine are all locked down and I'm willing to hack around until I can get updated firmware on them one way or another (or not and just deal with it).

DO NOT attach these just port-forwarded or otherwise exposed to the Internet. The hack is trivial and gives full access and control. They will be hunted down.
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So can Hikvsion firmware be used on these if there needs to be security updates?
No. Not easily for now at least. Hikvision implements a check of language and OEM ID as one of the first steps in the firmware upgrade process and it will balk at that point. Likely that can be hacked around in some way but not that I've seen yet.
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I'm assuming that you are a fan of the crappy REO-link 410's as well?
Nope. I'm very vocal about Reolink's lack/failure to follow video standards, specifically where their I-frame handling is concerned. Their shortcoming introduces video glitches in Blue Iris recordings. I ditched my Reolink RLC-410 camera several months ago. Many, many users asked Reolink to revise/update/patch their firmware. Reolink refused.
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So can Hikvision firmware be used on these if there needs to be security updates?
As user Mike A points out, apparently not yet. The OEM ID flashed into these cameras won't allow it. I can tell you that Hikvision firmware version 5.4.5 does not have the vulnerability. Hopefully Annke will get that version out to users very soon. The very obvious way to avoid the vulnerability is not to expose your cameras to the internet via port forwarding.
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Fakespot F, 96.3 low quality reviews.

Add OP's to that number.
Nah, if you click re-analyze, the grade is actually A. Probably too late now, though.
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As user Mike A points out, apparently not yet. The OEM ID flashed into these cameras won't allow it. I can tell you that Hikvision firmware version 5.4.5 does not have the vulnerability. Hopefully Annke will get that version out to users very soon. The very obvious way to avoid the vulnerability is not to expose your cameras to the internet via port forwarding.
Does that mean there isn't a way to safely view your cams away from your local Network?
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Does that mean there isn't a way to safely view your cams away from your local Network?
The generally accepted method is to configure a VPN server on your home router, securely VPN into your home LAN, and view them via your home LAN. If you have any recently-manufactured router capable of running DD-WRT or OpenWRT, you should have this ability. Otherwise, the Asus router firmware also provides VPN server capability.
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I'm assuming that you are a fan of the crappy REO-link 410's as well?
Why do you hate the Reolinks? I've got their 410s and 422s I think. The night vision quality could be improved but otherwise I've been happy with them. I find them to be better than my Amcrest camera.
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