Category: security

Spectrum discontinues home security service, leaving customers with bricked equipment

Spectrum discontinues home security service, le...

January 14, 2020 By King

Spectrum is discontinuing its home security service on February 5th, leaving customers out hundreds of dollars for cameras and other equipment they may not be able to reuse or return. The company is offering existing security service customers discounts on similar services from Ring and Abode, but apparently is not planning to make its own

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Homeland Security wants airport face scans for ...

December 3, 2019 By King

Homeland Security is joining the ranks of government agencies pushing for wider use of facial recognition for US travelers. The department has proposed that US citizens, not just visa holders and visitors, should go through a mandatory facial recognition check when they enter or leave the country. This would ostensibly help officials catch terrorists using stolen travel documents to

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Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT secu...

November 29, 2019 By King

New Delhi: In the wake of the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the government has directed the ministries and departments handling India’s critical infrastructure to avoid hiring foreign firms to conduct IT security audits of its systems and networks. Even, Indian firms empanelled for auditing will require clearance from domestic spy agency, Intelligence Bureau

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US opens national security investigation into T...

November 3, 2019 By King

TikTok has been growing more popular among US teenagers at a time of growing tensions between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology transfers. (File photo: Reuters) The US government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of US social media app, according to three

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US opens national security investigation into TikTok: Sources
Facebook’s lead EU regulator is asking questions about its latest security fail

Facebook’s lead EU regulator is asking question...

September 6, 2019 By King

Facebook’s  lead data protection regulator in Europe has confirmed it’s put questions to the company about a major security breach that we reported on yesterday. “The DPC became aware of this issue through the recent media coverage and we immediately made contact with Facebook and we have asked them a series of questions. We are awaiting Facebook’s

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Review: LifeShield Security Advantage vs. Ring ...

July 15, 2019 By King

Going away this summer and want to make sure all your stuff is where you left it when you return? Sure you do. That’s why I’m back with more recommendations for products to keep your family and home safe. Modern DIY security systems let you bypass the hard sales pitch and time-consuming professional installation. You can

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Review: LifeShield Security Advantage vs. Ring Alarm

Marvel Stadium to review ‘intimidating&#8...

June 16, 2019 By King

Security guards are seen during the AFL match between Carlton and the Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP Marvel Stadium management will review security procedures after the AFLvenue’s chief executive Michael Green conceded some fans felt intimidated by the more-visible security presence. With crowd behaviour in the spotlight in recent weeks, stadium management have beefed

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Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected ...

May 17, 2019 By King

A misconfiguration in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys’ pairing protocols could compromise users under specific circumstances. Google is offering free replacements for Bluetooth-enabled Titan Security Keys following the discovery of a misconfiguration in its pairing protocols that could potentially give attackers access to user accounts under (very) precise circumstances, the company announced this week. The Titan

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Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected by Bluetooth Bug