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25th October 2017 Issue no. 383
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The attack is called KRACK by it's author Mathy Vanhoef. The security community is still learning the details and understanding it's impact, so if you can hold off on communicating about it, we would recommend it until everyone has a more complete picture. Long story short, no need to panic. However, if you need to communicate something, here are some basics.Full Story
It is the first Kwikset electronic deadbolt to forego traditional keys in favor of a low-profile design.
Perth, Australia, based locksmiths, Advanced Lock and Key, have their Master Locksmith Accreditation from the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA).
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This Week's News
The smart home market continues to heat up, and the legacy giants do not want to get locked out: quite literally. This morning (19th October), Assa Abloy, the $23 billion Swedish lock giant that owns Yale and many other brands - announced that it is buying US-based smart lock maker August Home to double down on new technology.
Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but we have asked both August and Assa Abloy and will update this post as we learn more. Pending regulatory approvals, Assa Abloy says the acquisition will close in the fourth quarter of 2017.Full Story
The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has reported record attendance at its trade exhibition for the locksmithing and physical security industry. The bi-annual event, which was staged earlier this month in Halls 1 & 2 of the International Centre in Telford, had a footfall of 2,309 visitors - 50.3% up on the previous expo in 2015.
In addition, 393 staff from 106 exhibitors from all over the world, including China, Russia and New Zealand were also at the event to showcase the latest security products and services, as well as having a chance to discuss industry trends and take part in training courses.
Dahua ePoE IP products support up to 800 metres between camera and network switch or NVR. This solution overcomes the limitations of traditional Ethernet and PoE, which restrict cable runs between network ports to 100 metres. This eliminates the need for Ethernet extension units and intermediate repeater network switching.
BAE Systems Australia - a firm on the shortlist to win a $35bn navy frigates contract - has confirmed it was the contractor that lost a 1,000-page manual on the security upgrade to Parliament House.
The loss of the manual was raised by Labor in a Senate committee hearing on Monday. The name of the contractor was kept secret during the hearing but emerged in media reports on Tuesday.Full Story
Two security guards have been jailed after staging a £7 million fake robbery from their own cash-in-transit van outside Heathrow Airport. One of the pair was found several hours later tied up and left by a roadside, with the van abandoned and the cash missing in a bid to make it look like the two men were victims.Full Story
National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit organisation that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, has introduced its latest pioneering fraud detection initiative. Praesidio - the Latin word for protection - is a data sharing solution that offers insight into persistent offenders who commit fraud against multiple online businesses, helping companies develop a more effective loss prevention strategy.
'Claims' is a type of crime increasingly prevalent, as unscrupulous individuals take advantage of the loopholes inherent within online purchasing.
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Flowmon Networks, a European vendor developing next generation monitoring and security solutions for enterprise network infrastructures, has announced a formation of a new business development team.
He appeared on Rogue Traders and then Watchdog, before being sent to prison in 2010, having been convicted of fraud offences in connection with his locksmith business.Full Story
Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and supported by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), the event will include presentations from a wide range of cyber security experts, with a particular focus on the potential vulnerabilities of 'connected products' - meaning any security product that can be accessed or operated remotely via the internet (intruder alarms, video surveillance systems and access control) - and how these vulnerabilities can be combated.