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physical access

In computer security, being able to physically touch and interact with the computers and network devices. It lets someone insert a boot disk in the machine and bypass normal operating system controls. Physical access enables people to install unauthorized snooping equipment such as keystroke loggers. Contrast with logical access.
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Pending the close, the Mercury Security team will report into HID's Physical Access Control Solutions business.
Michael Newman, David Fisher and Steven Bushby, had the goal that BACnet would be a protocol for not only HVAC systems and building management systems but all building automation systems, such as fire, physical access control, and lighting.
The report's other main findings were: Two thirds said that physical access always or regularly affects where they decide to go.
Fiat Chrysler said exploiting the flaw "required unique and extensive technical knowledge, prolonged physical access to a subject vehicle and extended periods of time to write code." //Petra// AF
Moreover, he explained that apart from issue of physical access, there were security concerns that could pose a life threat in case the mob gets out of control.
Profile Solutions sells security-based identification products and systems that verify a person's identity or grant physical access.
Since the beginning, we have worked tirelessly on our technology to protect servers from malware threats, unauthorized physical access, and malicious hardware devices," he said.
It will then differentiate between the 'old' problems of physical access to networks and 'new' problems related to competition from internet-based telephone services like Skype and WhatsApp.
Target applications for AdvanIDe's NXP CLRC663 Blue Board Development Kit include: providing payment and near field communications (NFC)-based couponing functionality for point-of-sale (PoS) terminals; physical access control systems, with support for all card and tag formats; public transport systems; gaming solutions that deliver a highly intuitive user experience; and eMeters and other industrial and white good applications interacting with NFC-enabled mobile phones.
From this definition, it can be deduced that food security depends on three major factors: physical access to food, economic access to food and the food in question being sufficient, safe and nutritious.
WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-March 26, 2012-Identive announces physical access solution with NFC-enabled smartphones(C)1995-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com

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