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21st September 2022 Issue no. 623
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Uber discovered its computer network had been breached on Thursday, leading the company to take several of its internal communications and engineering systems offline as it investigated the extent of the hack. The breach appeared to have compromised many of Uber’s internal systems, and a person claiming responsibility for the hack sent images of email, cloud storage and code repositories to cybersecurity researchers and The New York Times. The hacker, who provided the screenshots said that he was 18 years old and had been working on his cybersecurity skills for several years.
What is biometrics?
Biometrics are measurable factors related to human characteristics. The physical features that make you a unique human being can be recorded and stored for later verification of your identity. There are lots of different biometric data points used in technology today. Your fingerprints, facial features, iris patterns, hand patterns, and voice are all unique to you.
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This Week's News
GJD has launched its new range of Clarius Mains LED Floodlights. The new floodlights combine high quality LED technology with a modern and aesthetically pleasing design suitable for all outdoor lighting applications.
Available in three power options including 50W, 100W and 200W, the new range of floodlights are energy efficient, low cost of ownership and have a long LED lifetime in excess of 50,000 hours.
With the Government soon to introduce new legislation in the shape of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill, coupled with a growing demand from Industry and current members seeking to gain accreditation for IoT products, Secured by Design has launched a new 'Secure Connected Device' accreditation scheme.
CDVI has manufactured aluminium pull handles with built-in electro-magnetic locks since 1998. As a discreet, attractive, and robust locking solution, the handles are perfect for high traffic zones such as schools and office buildings. The standard handles can be mounted on single or double doors, and suit both new build and retrofit projects.
Dedicated factory worker Alan Powers has celebrated 50 years’ continuous service at British security manufacturer Squire. Alan was 16 when he joined Squire in 1972 as a machine tool setter. At the time, the company was based in New Invention near Willenhall, West Midlands.
Half a century on, Alan has known four generations of the Squire family, which is headed today by eighth generation CEO John Squire.
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