New Class of Vulnerabilities Leak #Data From Intel Chips | #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #Information | Millions of computers powered by Intel processors are affected by vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors to obtain potentially sensitive information. Intel and other tech giants have already released patches and mitigations.
The side-channel attack methods, named ZombieLoad, RIDL (Rogue In-Flight Data Load), and Fallout, are similar to the notorious Meltdown and Spectre, which researchers first disclosed in January 2018. At the time, experts accurately predicted that other similar speculative execution attacks would be discovered.
The attack methods work against both PCs and cloud environments, and they can be launched against most Intel CPUs made in the past decade. The techniques can be used to get applications, the operating system, virtual machines and trusted execution environments to leak information, including passwords, website content, disk encryption keys and browser history.
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San Francisco could ban #government agencies from using facial recognition #technology | #TpromoCom #AccessControl | City would be first in US to ban official use of technology. Supervisor: ‘We don’t want to live in a police state.’
San Francisco could become the first city in the country to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology.
The “Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance” would prevent government agencies, including police, from using facial recognition in law enforcement. The bill passed unanimously in a committee vote on Monday and will move to the San Francisco board of supervisors for a final vote on 14 May.
The legislation is meant to address concerns about the accuracy of technology and put a stop to creeping surveillance culture, said supervisor Aaron Peskin, who introduced the ordinance.
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Restaurant Fires Can Mean the End of a Thriving Business | #TpromoCom #Restaurant #Fire #ESC_LLC | Over the past week or so there have been more commercial kitchen fires across the United States than you could ever imagine, and many of them will end up closing forever. What a shame when you consider that they were all once thriving businesses.
“If you own a restaurant, it’s important that you understand how
unfortunate that a devastating fire can be, not only for you, but also
for those men and women who work for you,” says John Larkin, Senior
Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio.
Your employees earn their living through the work they do in your food establishment. Through their job, food makes it to their family’s table, cars and trucks are purchased on a regular basis, kids eventually go to college, and retirements are often bolstered. Unless you do your homework now by having the right insurance; attending to ongoing maintenance issues; performing routine inspections; and having a quality, well-installed kitchen fire suppression system installed, all of this could go up in flames without any prior notice.
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When Seconds Count, ESC’s Shot Detection System Responds | #ESC_LLC #Shooter #Safety #Police | In an active shooter situation, it’s not an exaggeration to say that every second counts. “ESC’s Detect360 system combines leading gunshot detection with advanced notification technology to provide immediate notification as soon as a shot is fired,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner. Law enforcement, onsite security personnel and building occupants alike are alerted to the unfolding situation as quickly as possible.
In an active shooter situation, it’s not an exaggeration to say that every second counts. That’s why having access to accurate information within seconds is so critical. The Detect360 system combines leading gunshot detection with advanced notification technology to provide immediate notification as soon as a shot is fired.
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Ontario Schools Test New Access Control Measures | #TpromoCom #School #Security #AccessControl | Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute is now using a key fob entry system for interior doors. The schools already required a swipe card with the user’s photo and job title for access to exterior doors.
All teachers and instructional staff at Westgate are required to use the cards. Students are able to exit classrooms, but someone must open the door to let them inside.
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Who Is In The Facility? | #TpromoCom #accesscontrol #visitor #security | Effective integration of access control and visitor management is one tool in tracking building occupants. Author Allan Colombo explains the difference between access control and visitor management and how both run on the same platform. Published in Facility Executive magazine, this is a must read for those who are contemplating incorporating both features in the high rise, building(s), or corporate enterprise. To read this timely article, go to http://bit.ly/2sgn7vx. To send questions to the author, Allan Colombo, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 330-956-9003.
Forensic technology to prevent fraud arrives at Mobile World Congress | #TpromoCom #Mobile #Event #Fraud | Valida by Gradiant detects manipulations in any type of digital document within user verification and KYC processes through AI-based forensic techniques ‘4 Years From Now (4YFN)’ is the startup business platform of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Gradiant’s innovation in forensics technology to detect manipulation in multimedia documents showcases at 4 Years From Now (4YFN), the startups business platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. From February 25th to 27th, Gradiant presents Valida at booth T3.1 (Spanish Pavilion, Montjuic Hall M8), a fully automatic forensic analysis technology to detect forgeries in digital documents.
Nowadays, we live in an increasingly digital environment in which customers do not have to be physically present to open a bank account or take out insurance on their vehicle. While this scenario provides great advantages for customers and businesses such as easy shopping and customer growth, it also carries security problems like fraud or manipulations of documents and user verification. This fact requires all companies with digital processes to implement advanced, reliable and easy-to-use solutions to prevent fraud, especially with digital on boarding and Know Your Costumers (KYC) processes.
Valida’s main goal is to evaluate the authenticity of digital documents to prevent fraud in online user verification, digital on boarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. This technology developed by Gradiant, in collaboration with atlanTTic research center of Universidade de Vigo, allows companies to offer an extra level of security in this operations, as it automatically analyzes any type of identity document (and other PDF and JPEG files such as payroll, invoices, receipts, etc.) to detect possible spoofing attacks and forgeries in the data present in these files. Now, Valida arrives at the largest worldwide mobile technology event of the year.
Gradiant is not attending MWC-4YFN for the first time. As Daniel González, director of the Multimodal Information department of Gradiant, explains “MWC-4YFN is the biggest technology event of the year and to be in Barcelona for the second year in a row confirms the value of our technologies and the Spanish R&D potential to be at high international innovation level”.
Valida, Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect forgeries whether or not a document has been manipulated” stated González, who highlights “this is an important innovation in the current digital world, where companies carry out thousands of users and files verifications every day. Besides, it is not necessary to have the original document to detect modifications with Valida”.
Valida is an effective solution for companies with document verification processes. This technology automatically detects forgeries produced in digital documents. By using forensic AI-based techniques, our technology analyzes the document and show the manipulated areas, through a heat map that clearly indicates where the forgery has taken place.
Valida supports all types of identity documents and nationalities: passports, identity documents, driving licences, etc. without specific adaptations. In addition, it does not require connection to external databases (e.g. identity document databases) to detect modifications and also warns if a document has been captured from a screen (and is therefore not a photo taken from original document).
Specially designed for fintech and insurtech
Remote and secure user identity verification has become a must-have for digital business. This fact makes it essential to develop advanced, reliable and easy-to-use solutions to prevent fraud, especially in digital onboarding and KYC processes. Fintech and insurtech companies with online processes already need mechanisms to authenticate and verify the thousands of documents they daily receive in digital processes.
Valida allows companies to offer an extra level of security in such operations by analysing an ID document image or a payroll and detecting spoofing attacks just in a few seconds, thus combating fraud and avoiding losses.
Gradiant has been developing for ten years technology related to the protection and identification of different types of files to provide multimedia security in different areas, such as the authenticity of printed documents with Signed or the traceability of printed documentation to identify the person responsible for the custody of a document in filtration cases, with Shadow.
California bar shooting leaves 12 dead, including sheriff’s sergeant | #TpromoCom #Homicide #Shooting #Media #sensationalize | A gunman opened fire overnight in a Southern California bar and country music venue. The Ventura County sheriff said the bar was crowded with more than 100 people, many of them college students. (please scroll)
The gunman, who hasn’t been identified, killed 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant who responded to the gunfire. Police later found the shooter dead inside the bar, possibly from a self-inflicted wound.
“There was a day when the news media showed great restraint in publicizing horrible mass shootings like this, which helped to prevent copycat occurrences,” says Al Colombo, Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom of Canton, Ohio. “Perhaps it’s time to tone down the rhetoric and stop glorifying all the blood and gore at our children’s expense so we can slow the emergence of nut cases.”
In the past, responsible media did not sensationalize these kinds of events in order to NOT attract nut cases. Now, today, it’s a political issue that the Left apparently is committed to sensationalize every chance they get. While we’d like to think that they do this for rating purposes, one has to wonder why they put ranking ahead of the lives of so many children.
“So many security experts on both sides of the isle are afraid to really say what’s going on in the news media. I’m not afraid to voice what everyone knows deep down inside their soul,” says Colombo. “The media is fueling the political fires surrounding the second amendment by sensationalizing these sad, murderous events. In every case it draws out the nut cases who want the entire world to remember their sick, sorry name.”
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