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Security robot falls into pond after failing to spot stairs or water

Security Robot Falls Into Pond After Failing To Spot Stairs Or Water

The Knightscope K5 on helpfully-flat terrain . Source: Knightscope

A security robot tasked with patrolling an office building in Washington DC has instead driven itself into a water feature. The bot appears to have been a Knightscope K51, a surveillance bot designed to roll around parking lots, corporate campuses and hospitals so it can use its video cameras, anomaly detection, live video streaming and real-time notifications capabilities to inform you if you need to send a human security guard to sort something out. Knightscope says the bot can find a way through even the most complex environments . But not, evidently, the water feature of The Washington Harbour, an office and retail complex in Washington, DC .

As the Tweet below shows, the K5 decided to take a dip in said water feature. Knightscope told The Washington Post2 that the incident was an isolated event . The company’s also been good-humoured about the incident, responding to social media jibes with a riposte that the K5 is a security robot, not a submarine robot.

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References

  1. ^ Knightscope K5 (www.knightscope.com)
  2. ^ The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com)
  3. ^ M3: Machine Learning & AI conference brought to by The Register (go.theregister.com)

Eggs-cellent security !

A gym-toned Roxy Jacenko inspects beefed-up surveillance at Sweaty Betty offices after …

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Her public relations business was targeted by vandals on Friday. And Roxy Jacenko, 37, has wasted no time safeguarding her Sweaty Betty offices, inspecting new security provisions on Tuesday. The beefing up of provisions comes amid an eventful few days for the queen of spin, who became engaged for the second time to her husband Oliver Curtis on Friday night. Eggs-cellent security ! A gym-toned Roxy Jacenko inspects beefed-up surveillance provisions at Sweaty Betty HQ after vandalism attack Clad in her signature activewear, Roxy cut a svelte figure as she made her way back from the gym to her Sweaty Betty offices.

The mother of two flashed her abs in a white singlet which she paired with an aqua crop top and leggings. The businesswoman did not wear the diamond ring gifted to her by Oliver during her proposal on Friday. Working hard: Clad in her signature activewear, Roxy cut a svelte figure as she made her way back from the gym to her Sweaty Betty offices Gym-honed: The mother of two flashed her abs in a white singlet which she paired with an aqua crop top and leggings

No ring: The businesswoman did not wear the diamond ring gifted to her by Oliver during her proposal However Roxy has previously said she did not like to wear her rings to the gym as she is fearful weights would damage the jewels.

Arriving outside her now pristine offices, Roxy stopped to inspect several workers who appeared to be installing security cameras. The social media maven could be seen taking photos of the men’s handiwork, which seemed to include some kind of upgrade to the security system. Checking up: Arriving outside her now pristine offices, Roxy stopped to inspect several workers who appeared to be upgrading her security cameras

New systems: The social media maven could be seen taking photos of the men’s handiwork, which seemed to include some kind of upgrade to the security system

Getting to work: The workmen’s visit comes after Roxy’s workplace was targeted by vandals on Friday Horrible discovery: On Friday morning Roxy arrived at her office, located in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Double Bay, to discover it had been pelted by rotten eggs injected with ink

On Friday morning Roxy arrived at her office, located in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Double Bay, to discover it had been pelted by rotten eggs injected with ink. The vandalism was the third time the PR queen had been targeted in mere months, with a ‘brown foul-smelling sludge’ smeared on the walls of her office in April, the Sydney Morning Herald3 reported at the time. A mixture of blood and bone was also thrown into Roxy’s backyard a fortnight ago. Unlucky: The vandalism was the third time the PR queen had been targeted in mere months

Vile attack: Earlier a ‘brown foul-smelling sludge’ had been smeared on the walls of her office in April

Second attack: A mixture of blood and bone was also thrown into Roxy’s backyard a fortnight ago

‘This is the third attack in a number of months with the one before this being last Tuesday evening on my property and police are investigating,’ Roxy told Daily Mail Australia in a statement on Friday. Meanwhile later that day Roxy’s husband Oliver proposed to her for the second time, amid rumours the pair had undergone a period of estrangement. In June Oliver was released from Cooma Correctional Centre in southern NSW after serving a 12 month jail sentence for insider trading.

The couple – who share children Pixie, five, and Hunter, three, together – are believed to have reunited during a family getaway to Bali earlier this month.
Good news ! On Friday Roxy’s husband Oliver proposed to her for the second time, amid rumours the pair had undergone a period of estrangement

Back on: The couple are believed to have reunited during a family getaway to Bali earlier this month

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  2. ^ 6 View comments (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ Sydney Morning Herald (www.smh.com.au)

Microsoft: We’ll beef up security in Windows 10 Creators Edition Fall Update

The next big update to Windows 10 Creators Edition is out in the Fall1 and Redmond is hyping up its security chops. For a start, we’re told Windows Defender will be extended from client to Microsoft’s server operating systems . In addition, Redmond is adding Windows Defender Exploit Guard and Application Guard to the security suite and updating its Device Guard and Defender Antivirus software. Exploit Guard is basically Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) security software reworked for the new operating system . Last year Microsoft was forecasting the death of EMET, but now it appears it has listened to advice from its users2 and security experts3 that the code should be retained.

“We love EMET so much we built it fully into Windows 10,” Rob Lefferts, director of the Windows and Devices Group, told The Register. “Everything you could do with EMET you can do with Exploit Guard.”

Exploit Guard will come with new rules designed to detect unauthorized system access, and will take advice from Microsoft’s security center in real time . Redmond even says it will protect against zero day exploits. Application Guard is designed to work with the browser to detect whether local users have downloaded or installed code that they shouldn’t . The new code will lock any infection onto a local machine to stop it spreading, and notify the security team that something has gone seriously amiss.

Device Guard is getting an upgrade and uses whitelisting to keep dodgy software off PCs . Lefferts said that Microsoft is working with developers to constantly update the whitelists and ensure that legitimate code will run without a problem. On the pure antivirus side, IT admins running Defender will get a new security analytics screen that will use data from all Microsoft customers to advise on potential or incoming threats . APIs will also be released so third-party app vendors can use the same information to secure their apps.

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References

  1. ^ in the Fall (www.theregister.co.uk)
  2. ^ its users (www.theregister.co.uk)
  3. ^ security experts (www.theregister.co.uk)
  4. ^ Advanced Threat Prevention .

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