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19th September 2012 Issue no. 136
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This Week's News
Stoke striker Michael Owen watched on his home security system as a burglar trying to break into his mansion. The 32-year-old former Manchester United and Liverpool star posted a picture of the crime scene on his Twitter account.Full Story
Following the success of the Genuine Lishi 2-in-1 User Guide, Genuine Lishi Approved Trainer and Distributor Tony Audsley has released the highly anticipated second volume which is available now from UAP TradeLocks.
Volume 2 of the User Guide is a comprehensive 72 page, illustrated book detailing how the Lishi 2-in-1 tools interact with the locks when picking and decoding. The guide describes a whole new set of tools and locks as well as having new features to help with understanding how the locks and tools work.
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A joint investigation by the Guardian Newspaper and the Cyber Security Research Institute has revealed that nation states are now routinely deploying cyber espionage software across the internet.
In the wake of the furore surrounding the discovery of the 'Flame software,' the investigation has been told of four other similar programmes that have already been identified on the internet.
Worldwide spending on security is expected to touch the $60 billion mark in 2012, up 8.4 percent from $55 billion in the previous year, according to research company Gartner -- this figure will approach $86 billion in 2016.Full Story
A device for sale on the internet is allowing thieves to steal BMWs and other high-end cars without the need for the owner's keys, a BBC Watchdog investigation has found. In some parts of the country police have been leafleting BMW owners, warning them of the possibility of this kind of theft.
Responding to the investigation BMW said: "Certain criminal threats, like the one you have highlighted, simply do not exist when cars are designed and developed.Full Story
Authorities should have done more to protect a locksmith from a distraught, armed homeowner who gunned down the man and a deputy sheriff, the locksmith's widow says in a wrongful death claim against Stanislaus County.
Before they tried to carry out the April eviction, deputies were warned that the homeowner had weapons, the claim says, contradicting Sheriff Adam Christianson's statements since that the men walked into an ambush with no idea that danger lurked inside.Full Story
By John Leyden
GCHQ, the UK's nerve-centre for eavesdropping spooks, has established what's billed as Blighty's first academic research institute to investigate the "science of cyber security".Full Story
Three aging anti-nuclear activists, including an 82-year-old nun, cut through fences surrounding the "Fort Knox" of uranium storage, and U.S. lawmakers want to know how that was possible.
The facility is a major storage center for highly enriched uranium, a key component of nuclear bombs. The security breach at what was supposed to be one of the most secure facilities in the United States has raised new questions about a plan to overhaul oversight of nuclear laboratories and weapons plants.Full Story
The 3rd China Lock Industry Expo 2013 is going to be held on March 29-31, 2013 in Guangzhou, the Business & Trade Centre of China.
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