EFF: We found 100+ license plate readers wide open on the Internet

    Date30 Oct 2015
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell

    Law enforcement agencies around the country have been all too eager to adopt mass surveillance technologies, but sometimes they have put little effort into ensuring the systems are secure and the sensitive data they collect on everyday people is protected.

    Case in point: automated license plate recognition (ALPR) systems.

    Earlier this year, EFF learned that more than a hundred ALPR cameras were exposed online, often with totally open Web pages accessible by anyone with a browser. In five cases, we were able to track the cameras to their sources: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff

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