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4th September 2013 Issue no. 182
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Researchers at Security Research Labs have discovered a vulnerability on SIM cards, which will allow hackers to take control of a phone. The vulnerability relates to cards using Data Encryption Standard (DES), developed in the 1970s.
Security Research Labs said with over seven billion cards in active use, SIMs may well be the most widely used security token in the world.Full Story
"At Newstar we understand the importance of securing any garage", says the firm's Carla Messent. "Not just used to put a car in, many of them contain everything other than the car! Commonly used to store garden and DIY tools, bicycles, ladders, camping equipment and much more which can add up to a great deal of value."
SBD's forecast takes into account a number a potential growth scenarios to give our clients a more realistic market outlook and provides users with an easy-to-use interface to analyse the smart key market in Europe, including:
- Overall trends (unit sales, fitment rate, revenue)
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This Week's News
Aldridge Security, the leading distributors of security products have launched their eagerly anticipated Multi-Point Locking Catalogue, which features an array of new product ranges tailored for the UPVC repair Market.
With the industry changing more towards Multi-Point Locking and UPVC fittings, Aldridge have taken this as an opportunity to produce a new Catalogue dedicated to the growing market, which showcases the huge product range they offer.
Lockdecoders, the specialists in auto locksmith tools, invite you to their stand at the MLA Expo where they will be showing:
* Two brilliant new additions to the range of famous Miracle automatic key cutting machines.
The firm will also have details of its new Extended Warranty Service which is unique and also of its no interest extended payment plan.
The MAX6MUM SECURITY App was first previewed at the FIT Show in April and received a positive reception from visitors. It enables the user to create their own MAX6MUM SECURITY door which will protect against burglars, vandals and bogus callers.
By Kim Zetter, Wired
Locks that are used in millions of homes and residential buildings worldwide and designed specifically to thwart hacking are easily opened with both a screwdriver and wire, two researchers say.
Kwikset smartkey locks are certified Grade 1 security for residential use by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association and are advertised by Kwikset as being invulnerable to being hacked with wires, screwdrivers, or anything else inserted in the keyway.Full Story
At the recent Def Con hacker conference MIT students David Lawrence and Eric Van Albert released a piece of code that will allow anyone to create a 3D-printable software model of any Schlage Primus key, despite Schlage's attempts to prevent the duplication.
With just a flatbed scanner and their software tool, they were able to produce precise models of Primus keys that they uploaded to the 3D-printing services Shapeways and i.Materialise, who mailed them working copies of the keys in materials ranging from nylon to titanium.
IFSEC Istanbul is the all-new security, fire and safety event to reach the Southeastern Europe market, taking place from the 30th September - 2nd October, 2013.
Istanbul, at the hub of South East Europe, offers an unrivalled route to the Middle East and new Turkic republics in Central Asia. With one of the highest output growth rates in Europe, the challenges poised by Turkey's growth necessitates improving the overall planning system and local public management, making this the perfect time to enter this market.
A Hollywood man was arrested after attempting to gain access to a home that wasn't his own, with the help of an unsuspecting locksmith, local police said.
Bruce Davis' story didn't seem peculiar: He had lost the keys to his home and needed a locksmith to get inside. This is what he told an employee at Lee's Locksmith and Bicycle Shop to get him to open the door to a Hollywood home, the arrest report stated.
Skills for Security are pleased to have secured yet more funding for the Security Industry in the form of financial support for the Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Programme (2013-2015)
This builds on our existing Leonardo project and will allow us to offer opportunities to apprentices working in the UK Electronic Security Systems or Providing Security Services sector to travel to an EU country to work with their European colleagues to enhance their skills and knowledge. These new skills can then be brought back to the UK workplace.
What if one decided to go on a killing spree?
That's the premise of director Ryan Miningham's independent horror thriller "The Locksmith." Filming takes place over August and September in the small town of Dalton, Georgia, USA.
But don't let it give anyone ideas!
Lock and Tech USA, Atlanta's dedicated locksmith and security services company announces the expansion of their authorised key service stations in the Atlanta area.
The company's authorised key service stations offer reliable and affordable key cutting services throughout Atlanta. These stations are equipped with the latest locksmith tools and hardware available and are designed to assist customers who are looking to duplicate existing keys or cut new keys from scratch.
Chris, from County Durham, has more than 20 years' experience in sales management and business development, and has joined Hadrian Technology to increase the firm's exposure in regional, national and international markets.
A partnership between OCS and Wavesight has been formed to deliver a new wireless CCTV network for Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire. OCS was selected by Lincolnshire Council to supply, install, commission and deploy the communication infrastructure in a major fibre-to-wireless switch-out and IP camera upgrade in the area of Boston.
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Mul-T-Lock UK has launched a new animated video to highlight the importance of choosing the right level of padlock security for the right application. The new animation, which is now available to view on youtube includes common misconceptions of padlocks alongside hints and tips on choosing the right level of security.
The new boss of G4S faces a major test next week, when interim results give him an opportunity to show how he plans to improve the reputation and finances of the world's biggest security company following a series of blunders.
Gaffes including last year's last-minute failure to provide thousands of security guards for the London Olympics have complicated the company's efforts to win outsourcing contracts, especially in the UK, its home market.
ALEX is only 11 weeks away – If you're serious about vehicle work, if you really want to know more, then this is the show for you. Held over two days at the East Midlands Conference Centre opening 0900 both days, Breakfast will be available on site as well as great food at realistic prices throughout the day.
If you have previously registered then you can just re-print your QR- fast entry code or if not then just register.
Following recommendations from the Richard Review of Apprenticeships, the UK Government has decided to propose a shake up to the way apprenticeship funding is handled in England.
According to Access Control, a new Market Update from market intelligence provider Key Note, the UK access control market fell by 1.3% in 2012, after the market contracted by 1.6% in the previous year.
The Birmingham University co-authored paper highlighted security flaws in the security system used by Bentley, Porsche, Audi and others. The paper mathematically explored the software behind the code, highlighting many of the security holes and weaknesses of the system.
Volkswagen's request to block the paper's presentation was based on the fear that the information could "... allow someone, especially a sophisticated criminal gang with the right tools, to break the security and steal a car."
While the Dutch-and-British authors of the paper counter that "... the public have a right to see weaknesses in security on which they rely exposed ... industry and criminals know security is weak but the public do not."
Lockdecoders announce that qualified customers can now have extended credit for major purchases of £1500 and over.
Following the riots in London of August 2011, the Metropolitan Police will be holding a conference on Wednesday 18th September 2013 at New Scotland Yard for all representatives of the CCTV sector to discuss lessons learnt, good and bad practice and how to improve the overall effectiveness of CCTV.