kill switch


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kill switch

Hardware or software that immediately stops an operation. Stemming from the big red button often found on dangerous machinery that is pressed in an emergency, a "virtual kill switch" is a function in software that shuts down the device. For example, in smartphones, a kill switch can be activated remotely if the device is stolen in order to prevent someone from obtaining sensitive information.

In order to deter criminals from stealing smartphones, in 2014, California enacted a law requiring all smartphones sold in the state to have a remote-controlled kill switch by July 2015 that would render the device useless.
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The cable also has a Wi-Fi range of 300 feet and a kill switch to erase the hacker's presence once they are done with the attack.
In a new report entitled "Kill Switch: Why Connected Cars Can Be Killing Machines And How To Turn Them Off," Los Angeles-based Consumer Watchdog said cars connected to the internet are quickly becoming the norm but constitute a national security threat.
Hutchins, from Ilfracombe in Devon, was hailed as a hero in May 2017 when he found a kill switch to halt the WannaCry ransom virus.
The Kill Switch technology will disconnect all your devices in case the VPN connection drops.
According to the company, the PRGN-3005 UltraCAR-T is a multigenic CAR-T cell treatment utilising its clinically-validated Sleeping Beauty system to co-express a chimeric antigen receptor, membrane-bound interleukin-15 (mbIL15) and a kill switch for better precision and control in targeting advanced ovarian cancer.
Ziopharm now holds exclusive rights for the treatment of cancer for items 1, 2 and 3 as detailed below: For Sleeping Beauty intellectual property for all TCRs, including specificity for neoantigens and shared antigens; Sleeping Beauty-generated TCR-T cell therapy targeting neoantigens in solid tumors is being developed in collaboration with NCI, which expects to begin treating patients in a phase 1 trial in mid-2019; Sleeping Beauty-generated CAR-T cell therapy targeting the CD19 antigen with mbIL15 and a kill switch, which is advancing to a clinical trial with two-day T-cell manufacturing in 2H19; Controlled IL-12 platform; Ziopharm has multiple trials with this asset as a monotherapy and in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors underway and/or planned for 2019.
It includes a triple security system for an emergency landing, sound and visual warning system, anti-interference screening, and a kill switch.
The repair firm found that the so called secret repair kill switch has not been activated yet, meaning third-party repairs even without the software are possible.
He became famous in May when he found a "kill switch" in WannaCry.
Marcus Hutchins, a British-based malware researcher who gained attention for detecting a "kill switch" that effectively disabled the WannaCry worm in May, was detained by FBI officials in Nevada days after tens of thousands of hackers descended on Las Vegas for the annual Black Hat and Def Con security conferences, a US Marshals Service spokeswoman said.
It would therefore appear that Jill was right and this kill switch check the terms and conditions attached to your finance agreement to see if there is any mention in there.