Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

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 Online Managers Online 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?

Krack'd WPA2...and now, ROCA

KRACK Wifi bug logoWPA2 is the most common protocol used for protecting WiFi signals from being used by nefarious people for horrible things. As of 16 October, WPA – and all  its variants of WPA1, WPA2, personal and enterprise, including with TKIP, AES and GCMP – is officially broken. Until repairs are made to all equipment involved in a WiFi network – that means, equipment providing the signal and equipment using the signal – it is no longer a valuable security tool. The force is called KRACK = Key Reinstallation Attacks

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Autopsy of RSA Attack

A simple file slipped into the daily routine of an arm of the group that runs RSA was used to ultimately get into the computer systems of US Defense Department contractors. This is a simple lesson for our complex and honey-laden digital cinema industry.

The file that helped hack RSA found | IT PRO

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Russian Scriptor Targeting Macs?

Krebs on Security has made contact with crimeware kit developers and salespeople who say that they have a Firefox and Chrome for Mac OSX webkit. ‘Weyland-Yutani’ Crime Kit Targets Macs for Bots

So, yet again we wonder if our Macs need protection. At best most of us are careful about social engineering scams. At worst these are very clever attackers who can take advantage of users who feel too secure. 


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Remote Access VPN Appliances Buyer's Guide

Enterprise Network Planet has a nice write up by Lisa Phifer of Core Competence on the nuance of VPN appliances for your network. Read the entire article at: Remote Access VPN Appliances Buyer's Guide: -

There is a nice summary that follows after the fold, but read the two page document when your staff is giving you solutions, to compare reality with hope for your DCinema network.


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Update Everything Month~! Software Vulnerability Records

October 2010 has had record numbers of updates in core programs from Windows to OSX, in Adobe Products and in Java (now owned and managed by Oracle.) Firefox, Opera, RealPlayer, you name it, Security Vulnerabilities is the new white.

Security Vulnerabilities was a code word, of course. It was a nice way of saying, "A bad guy could create an object in the code of a site that would tickle a hole in the software on your computer, and make it – your computer – do one or more things."

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