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Security flaw exposed in home security cameras
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Trendnet, a maker of Web-connected home security cameras, has issued an update to fix a vulnerability that allows Internet users to spy on private video feeds. The security hole, which was revealed nearly a month ago by a blog called Console Cowboys, allows for real-time online access to the home surveillance cameras without the need for a password. More

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Code requirements for electromagnetic locks
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An electromagnetic lock is essentially an electromagnet in a housing mounted on the door frame, and a steel armature mounted on the door. When the magnet is energized, it bonds to the armature and locks the door. To allow access or egress, a switch must be provided to de-energize the magnet. More

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Small business marketing strategies that work for tight budgets
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Small businesses are often forced to find marketing strategies that work for tight budgets. This is especially true for solopreneurs, or one-person small business operations, said Susan Urquhart-Brown, author of "The Accidental Entrepreneur: The 50 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Starting a Business" and owner of More

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Home surveillance cameras grow more popular as accessibility increases
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Home security cameras are inexpensive, easy to install and, according to investigators, can be crucial to helping solve crimes. "When you have video, good video, that increases your solvability rate more than 50 percent," said Lt. Jeff Stauber with the Harris County, Texas, Sheriff's Office. More

Hiring contractors without getting into trouble
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Jeff Ready, chief executive of Scale Computing, would like nothing more than to double his sales staff to meet projected demand for the information technology infrastructure that his Indianapolis-based company develops and manufactures. But in an uncertain economy, Mr. Ready is reluctant to commit to significant hiring. More

How to pick locks: Unlocking pin and tumbler deadbolts
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Lock picking is defined by locksmiths as "the art of opening a lock without the key." There's many ways to accomplish this, but specifically in using a lock pick set. Since locks vary in shapes and size, it's better to stick with just one kind of lock at first. Most locks are based on fairly similar concepts, so sharing methods across locks is possible. More

In-car police video cameras turning toward HD    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.K.-based research firm IMS Research is forecasting stronger adoption of high definition video cameras for the application of in-car police cameras. The research company estimates that HD applications for inside police cruiser vehicles will grow at over 20 percent for the next four years, and is only slowed by the amount of data that such cameras create and legal requirements to preserve that video. More

Researchers monitoring the emergence of mobile malware built to mine location data
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Security researchers are still trying to wrap their heads around what will come of an emerging trend in mobile malware that extracts a mobile user's location in addition to personal data. Mobile malware is already hard to detect, and in 2012, researchers should expect to see even more of it infecting mobile platforms, says Nicholas Percoco, senior vice president and head of Trustwave SpiderLabs, a group of ethical hackers at a data security firm with expertise in investigations, research and application security. More

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