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Lorex DVR Stollen

Posted on 2016-09-22
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hi experts,

 my lorex dvr was stollen! I had a password set on it. My question is can they bypass the password? or remove the hdd and mounted on another system and look at my data? Should I reported stolen to Lorex or that doesn't matter?
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1. If the password is reasonably strong, it will take a while to break it.
2. How easily does it come apart. If it can be take apart, then yes the hard drive could be mounted.
3. I don't know what reporting to Lorex will do. Only if they have a registry with serial number.
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Whether someone can look at your data depends on whether Lorex uses a password protected hard drive (which stores the password info on a chip on the hard drive's controller) or, if not, whether they encrypt the data.

If neither of those is true, then yes, somebody could remove the drive and attach it to another system and view your data.

I suspect, however, that whoever stole the DVR wasn't as interested in what data you have as they were in ensuring they couldn't see something that they had done and was probably captured by your security system.    If that's the case, it's more likely they'd destroy your hard drive than try to access it.

It wouldn't hurt to contact Lorex and confirm whether or not the drive is protected => it seems you'll need to replace the DVR anyway, so you may as well give them a call.
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