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24th April 2013 Issue no. 165
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The fast-paced recent development of vehicle telematics systems to provide an ever-greater number of convenience features is generally incompatible with the approach necessary to make a system secure.
Due to the complex embedded software and a multitude of communication channels, it is likely that weaknesses exist in all systems which a criminal could exploit to facilitate theft of the car. The Threat of Over the Air Hacking for Cars is a publication by Secured By Design (SBD Ref: SEC/522)
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In this issue:
- Security officials face questions over Boston Marathon bonbings
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This Week's News
Top U.S. security officials face a grilling from lawmakers on Tuesday over whether authorities who have charged one man with the Boston Marathon bombings may have overlooked warning signs two years ago flagging the other suspect.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was formally charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death at a bedside hearing on Monday in his hospital room, where he was recovering from gunshot wounds suffered in shootouts with police.Full Story
Yale is offering locksmiths a letter plate restrictor, which can reduce the risk of vandalism, theft and lock manipulation for consumers.
The US House of Representatives has passed legislation designed to help companies and the government share information on cyber threats, though concerns linger about the amount of protection the bill offers for private information.
This is the second go-around for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act after it passed the House last year but stalled in the Senate after President Barack Obama threatened to veto it over privacy concerns.Full Story
Lockdecoders USA is proud to announce that we will be at Just Cars being held in Las Vegas May 3-4, 2013 at the Las Vegas Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Two men have told how they cheated death at a railway level crossing when the gates closed in on their van without warning as a train approached.
Steve Bulleyment corand Simon Bates were just 20ft away as the barriers in Metheringham, Lincolnshire, started to shut.Full Story
Leading control room furniture manufacturer Winsted today announces that it has won the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. This prestigious accolade marks the second consecutive year Winsted has been recognised in the Queen's Awards for Enterprise, having won its first in 2012.
The two-year experiment was carried out by a security manager at the campus who had seen similar studies suggest that people behave better when they feel they are being watched.
Academics found that bike racks which had eyes placed above them experienced 62 per cent fewer thefts than the previous year, while those without eyes saw thefts increase by 63 per cent.Full Story
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Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced that a global centre for cyber security will be opened at the University of Oxford. The Global Centre for Cyber Security and Capacity Building will work to help countries develop comprehensive plans to deal with online threats.
The government will provide £1m to fund the centre for the next two years. Mr Hague said it would act as "a beacon of expertise."
Source: BBC News
Cobbler and key-cutter Timpson said it plans to open another 100 branches by taking up space inside supermarkets, adding to more than 1,000 outlets across the UK.
Following a successful funding bid to UKCES the Skills and Standards team in association with Advisory Working Groups members will be developing a new suite of NOS for Remote Monitoring, reviewing the existing NOS for Security Search Operations, and reviewing the Scottish Providing Security Systems L3 Apprenticeship Framework.