See No Evil

The New York Times has a story on Michael Naimark’s report on the topic of defeating security cameras with a simple $1 laser pointer. While most of us probably figured that a laser pointer would cause trouble for video cameras, apparently this fellow has done a fairly thorough analysis on the effect, and finds that it’s actually much more effective than we might have thought. The info on the web isn’t very detailed, but it’s unclear whether the “white-paper” mentioned in the NYT is the same one already posted on the web. We’ll check his site in a week to see if there’s something more detailed.