February 26, 2018

  • 26 Feb 2018 15:59

City Requires Businesses to Install Security Cameras (Michigan, United States); Tech Secrets Causes Real Issue (China and The United States); The Annabelle Ransomware Is a Horrific Mess (Worldwide)

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City Requires Businesses to Install Security Cameras

City Requires Businesses to Install Security Cameras – Michigan, United States

Businesses in the city of Saginaw, Michigan have until March 1, 2019 to install three security cameras at each building and put up parking lot lights. Saginaw City Council members unanimously passed the ordinance on Monday, Feb. 19, for most Saginaw business owners to boost security around their property. The ordinance is intended to reduce the likelihood of death and injury to patrons and employees of businesses that "have characteristics which may tend to increase the potential risk of criminal activity on their premises," according to the proposal. If a business chooses not to install cameras, or if a worker interferes with the cameras, a civil infraction and fine would be issued, according to the proposal. Ruth said business owners have one year for compliance. The proposal also mandates any business open after dark or before dawn to have parking lot lights that stay on throughout all hours of darkness.

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Tech Secrets Causes Real Issue

Tech Secrets Causes Real Issue – China and The United States

Tech secrets causes real clash between US and China as steel and aluminum imposition are not the only volatile business issue between US and China. Appropriated trade secrets are also positioned to become a flash point as the United States strategizes how to metamorphose President Trump’s resilient talk on China’s policy. But safeguarding intellectual property is an ill famed thorny issue, and any shove from Washington runs the probability of reprisal from Beijing. William Reinsch, a trade expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies who also served in the Bill Clinton administration said that as with every administration there are a variety of alternatives from extreme to modest. The contrast this time is that this President is more disposed to the extreme. Chinese intellectual property theft from U.S. businesses has been a thorn in the paw for years, both because of its safety consequences and its price to the companies. IP theft involves the forged goods and pirated software as well as pilfered corporate secrets. It costs the American economy between $225 billion and $600 billion per year.

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The Annabelle Ransomware Is a Horrific Mess

The Annabelle Ransomware Is a Horrific Mess – Worldwide

Annabelle Ransomware includes everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to screwing up a computer. This includes terminating numerous security programs, disabling Windows Defender, turning off the firewall, encrypting your files, trying to spread through USB drives, making it so you can't run a variety of programs, and then to sweeten the pot, it overwrites the master boot record of the infected computer with a silly boot loader. When first run, Annabelle will configure itself to start automatically when you login to Windows. It then terminates a variety of programs such as Process Hacker, Process Explorer, Msconfig, Task Manager, Chrome, and more. It then configures Image File Execution registry entries to make it, so you cannot launch a variety of programs such as the ones listed above and others such as Notepad++, Notepad, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, bcdedit, and many more. The ransomware will then try to spread itself using autoru.inf files. This method is fairly useless when it comes to newer versions of Windows that do not support an autoplay feature.

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