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ATF Launches IoT Security Device for Construction Industry

Site safety company ATF Services has announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) wireless monitoring device aimed at addressing the issue of theft on construction sites and remote locations.

According to ATF, 39 percent of residential builders in Australia have been affected by theft or vandalism at their building sites, and 61 perfect of those affected, experienced the theft of raw materials, while 46 percent experienced the theft of small hand-held tools.

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Dual Biometrics May Just Be the Authentication Answer We Need

It solves a big problem with biometric authentication and opens up some intriguing possibilities

A major problem with biometric authentication is that, when it doesn’t work, there are few good options to proceed with the authentication. When the system says that’s not your eyeball, there’s no fallback akin to “Forgot your password?” You have to revert to some less discerning authentication method, such as a PIN.

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Helsinki Airport Has Successfully Trialled Using Face-Recognition Technology Instead of Travel Documents

Finavia, Helsinki-Vantaa airport’s operating body, has just concluded its most advanced test of facial recognition technology to date. Run in cooperation with Finnair and digital solutions company Futurice, the test-run was conducted over a period of three weeks in May, to follow-up on a preliminary trial last year.

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Cisco and IBM Team Up On Security

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, so the saying goes.

As the WannaCry ransomware attacks lit up the globe earlier this month, the security research teams at Cisco and IBM set up an open line of communication with one another as they scrambled, along with the rest of the world, to ascertain the digital worm's damage and to prevent others from falling victim. Now the pair of companies is consummating the partnership.

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WannaCry Ransomware Promises Second Wave of Attacks

Investigators find clues that may lead to a connection between the ransomware and North Korea.

The latest cyber attack against computer users came from a group of anonymous hackers who wanted to raise money. The unknown hackers released a type of software called ransomware, which meant that users had to pay a fee to stop the software and get their data back. Currently, the software has infected millions of computers worldwide in about 150 countries. It has affected many government systems as well as healthcare systems. Few have paid the bitcoin ransom.

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Integrating Biometrics into Visitor Screening

Next-generation technology can remedy the missing link in homeland security

The horrible attack in Manchester, coupled with the recent release of the Department of Homeland Security’s Visa Overstay Report, should again force us to ask the question, are we doing everything we can to properly vet those seeking to come to the United States?

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Biometric Earbuds to Help Secure Your Devices from Hackers

Security experts always recommend users to enable two-factor authentication to secure the devices as much as possible. In two-factor authentications, users receive a one-time-password via text messages or they have to swipe their fingers across a sensor, but now NEC has come with an even easier method, as they think verifying one's identity should be done without the users having to make any extra effort.

That's why the company has developed a pair of biometric earbuds.

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Ariana Grande Concert Bombing: Safety Focus Shifts to Venue Perimeters

The bombing of departing audience from an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, late Monday serves as an alarm bell that protecting public venues in the future will have to focus more on hardening building perimeters, security experts said Tuesday.

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Manchester Suicide Attack Lays Bare Limits of Security Measures

Countries across the world will tighten security ahead of major cultural and sports events after a suicide bombing in Britain that killed at least 22 people, but experts say reinforced measures will do little to prevent determined individuals.

Given the target being a Manchester pop concert, the latest attack to hit Europe had echoes of the coordinated attacks in November 2015 by Islamist militants on the Bataclan concert hall and France's national soccer stadium that killed 130 people.

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Security Service Failure Lead to Manchester Bombing Attack, Says Expert

A failure by the security and intelligence services is likely to have led to the Manchester bomb attack which killed at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert, according to a leading terror expert.

Low tech attacks using stolen and hired vehicles to randomly ram into crowds have become increasing common by terrorists unable to get hold of guns and explosives.

But the latest outrage shows a break from this recent tactic for more complex and planned attacks.