Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the non-Technical Manager – Post Installation Quality Assurance Has Begun

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Managers Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

We are putting millions of dollars of library materials into the hands of people trained to believe that MP3s and everything else should be free. We give them all the late hours unsupervised. What is wrong with this picture?

Current Security Updates – 09/09

Charles Flynn Reports: Security Updates Abound

Please let us know if you see updates that we should inform the community about. This is what we have had recently:

Let's take a look at those patches in Firefox 3.5.3, since 3.5 was released:

Security Advisories for Firefox 3.5

Impact key: [The circles and arrows looks prettier on the original site - link above - Ed]

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Deadly pings for Cisco routers and switches

H Security Logo22 August 2009 | A bug in the Firewall Services Module (FWSM) software allows Cisco routers and switches to be disabled by a series of crafted ICMP packets. Catalyst 6500 series switches and Cisco 7600 series routers equipped with a Firewall Services Module are affected. All FWSM software versions 2.x, 3.x and 4.x without the specific fix for this bug are vulnerable. In a security advisory, Cisco states that processing ICMP packets can lead a processor to use all available execution threads, with the result that the system will not forward any further packets. The FSWM itself is then no longer available remotely and, if configured for failover operation, the failover may also fail.

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