Physical security might be a topic that, for a modern IT Director, CIO, or anyone making technology calls at a company or org, may fall by the wayside more easily than they’d care to admit. After all, who has time to worry about security camera systems when so many threats are digital nowadays? But then again, people’s […]
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Axis Communications announces new 4K PTZ cameras and license plate identification cameras. Here’s more information provided by the company: 4K PTZ cameras with ultra-high light sensitivity Featuring 4x zoom and a Canon lens, the AXIS Q1798-LE Network Camera comes with IP66, IP67 and IK10 ratings and can handle extreme temperatures ranging from -40 °F to 140 °F. […]
Put aside your political leanings: there is evidence to suggest that 2020 election hacking in the U.S. is a real possibility. We’ve already told you about the dire need for more secure voting machines; how more than a few Pennsylvania counties will be using out-of-date electoral systems by the time the 2020 elections take place; and […]
“Friendly hackers” were given a very clear directive during this year’s Def Con Voting Village, part of the international hacker conference. And they followed through, much to the dismay of visiting U.S. Congresspeople. Their task was to crack open some test voting equipment to see just how secure the electronic poll books and ballot printers […]
Unmanned surveillance balloons will be drifting 65,000 miles in the stratosphere on his journey from South Dakota to Illinois.
The United States is ‘Not Prepared’ for Serious Cyber Attacks and Politicians are Asking Hackers for Help
Politicians at the DEF CON hacking conference implored ethical hackers to take up the fight against serious cyber attacks — something they said the United States is still underprepared for. According to this article from The Register, a UK-based publication, US representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and James Langevin (D-IL) were joined by hackers Cris Thomas, aka Space […]
SmartMetric Makes Biometric Credit Cards Which Read Your Fingerprint and Charge When You Pay for Things
SmartMetric has developed thin electronic components and circuit boards to turn a credit or debit card into “an advanced powerful electronic device” with built-in biometrics, processing, and gigabytes of memory. In order to build a functional fingerprint reader which fits inside a plastic card, SmartMetric had to develop incredibly thin electronics mounted on an even thinner […]
Pennsylvania is taking election hacking seriously, spending federal money on new electoral systems. But are those systems secure? According to a recent report on the Associated Press, many of the new systems run on outdated software which is vulnerable to hackers. The majority of the election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or older operating systems […]
The Homeland Security Department is looking to upgrade its biometrics detection software, and eventually store that data on Amazon’s cloud.
Walmart is using computer vision technology to track theft at checkout lanes, says a Business Insider article. This computer surveillance program is referred to by the retail chain as “Missed Scan Detection” and uses cameras to identify scanning errors or failures, the article says. “Cameras track and analyze activities at both self-checkout registers and those […]