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9th December 2015 Issue no. 292
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He said a team of locksmiths had been preparing to open the mysterious vault, which is enclosed in a room in an old office building formerly occupied by Siam Commercial Bank, but the plan was suspended by the governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).Full Story
A security hole that could allow attackers to access users' personal data was inadvertently placed on Dell computers, the company has admitted.
The hole represented a "profound security flaw" that could allow access to bank details and other personal data, experts said.
Technology firm NCC Group is making its mark in the Netherlands after agreeing to a £93.5m deal to acquire high-end cyber security firm Fox IT.
Fox and its subsidiaries is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands.Full Story
There is only one Lishi - Genuine Lishi; the best vehicle opening brand in the world has done it again, with even more auto locksmith tools now available from Tradelocks.
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This Week's News
While many businesses are flat out with pre-Christmas sales, here at Locksmiths Exhibition we enjoy a brief lull. This is the time many think of family and friends over the holiday while we are ramping up with the pre-show arrangements.
For 2016 the annual Lockexpo at The EMCC, Nottingham University is on the 27th and 28th February - a week earlier because of 'Mothers Day' on the 6th March so don't forget!
The Smart Aerial has been developed to be used with the AD100Pro or MVPPro and a Smart Dongle and provide locksmiths and diagnostic specialists with an ability to write pre-coding data and other information onto transponders found within the vehicle key.
The automotive industry will experience more change in the next five years than in the last fifty years. At the forefront of this technological revolution is the rise of connectivity and autonomous technologies.
As the industry races to connect more vehicles with drivers and their surroundings, the risk of cyber-attacks continues to rise.
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The new sleek, weatherproof and corrosion-resistant post boxes have been expertly designed for outdoor environments to protect letters and small packets from theft or prying eyes. Offering both front and top loading options to meet different preferences, the new range features a high quality cam lock with two keys to keep contents secure from intruders but easily accessible to the key holder via the hinged door.
Siding with Google, a federal appellate court has refused to revive a lawsuit by a locksmith owner who blamed the search company for a decline in his business.
Baldino's Lock & Key Service, a locksmith based in Lorton, Virginia, argued that Google wrongly displayed listings for hundreds of unlicensed locksmiths, in order to collect ad revenue from them. The locksmith sued Google in 2014, alleging that the search company violated racketeering laws as well as false advertising laws by "publishing the names of illegally operating locksmiths."Full Story
During a busy week at the end of November the ICO's enforcement team wrote to more than 1,000 companies involved in buying and selling people's names and numbers, as part of its ongoing crackdown on nuisance calls.
The companies are all believed to play some role in the compiling and trading of lists of names and numbers used by cold callers. The ICO expects the companies to set out exactly how they comply with the law, including what data they share, how they get people's consent to share their data, as well as a list of all the companies they've worked with in the last six months.
The discussion paper, authored by Tom Smith, Solutions Specialist in healthcare for Traka, recognises the security and health and safety challenges the industry faces. In particular, the report highlights how the infrastructure, age and specification of the NHS Estate can make it difficult to provide flexible, but secure and safe access to sensitive areas of a facility, as well as providing access to equipment, vehicles and even medication.
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News in Brief
Croma Security Solutions Group PLC said it has bought Access Key & Lock, a Fareham-based locksmithing business, for a maximum of £2 million.
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Photo shows a Sunday Mirror reporter stands unchallenged yards from a passenger plane in a shocking lapse in security at Britain's second largest airport.
Guards in 4x4s supposedly patrolling inside and outside airport borders drove by without showing any interest.Full Story
VPS Site Security launches campaign to highlight seriousness of construction site theft
* 92% of sites experience theft on a regular basis
MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project for London Underground (LU) using innovative thermal imaging technology to protect a service depot.
by Marc Weber Tobias
Theft of expensive vehicles by sophisticated car thieves is a big business, especially in Europe. Many of the cars are never recovered and often sold to fund organized crime. That's created a brisk market for the tools to pull off thefts of BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans.
The break-in equipment that's legitimately sold to locksmiths and car garages (as well as police and intelligence agencies to search and plant bugs and tracking devices) often find their way to crooks. These include lock picks, decoders, keyless entry bypass systems, and readers to extract key profile information from the computers that control access security within the vehicles.Full Story
A major UK insurance company is advising its domestic insurance policy holders to choose TS 007-rated security for their entrance doors.