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Sep 28, 2018

The Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Friday, September 28th, 2018




In Terrorism News

From the BBC News

Netherlands police arrests foil 'major terrorist attack'

Police in the Netherlands have arrested seven men over an alleged plot to carry out what they describe as a major terrorist attack involving guns and explosives.

Police say the men were trying to source AK47s, hand grenades and bomb materials to carry out their attack.

The men, aged between 21 and 34, were arrested on Thursday.

The seven men were arrested in the central city of Arnhem and southern municipality of Weert on Thursday afternoon by anti-terrorism teams from the country's Special Interventions Service (DSI).


In Vehicle News

From Consumer Reports

New Tire Ratings Reveal Top Tires

It’s hard to overstate the importance of tires in keeping passengers safe and delivering performance. That’s why so many consumers in colder climates spend the time and expense to swap winter/snow tires twice a year to ensure that their 2-ton vehicles have the best grip possible.


These do-it-all tires offer unique tread designs and enhanced rubber compounds that increase traction across a broad range of temperatures. They’re different from typical all-season tires mainly because they provide better traction in the snow. For this reason, they have the same mountain/snowflake symbol on the sidewall as winter/snow tires.

In our latest testing, CR evaluated five all-weather models: the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady, Michelin CrossClimate +, Nokian WRG4, Toyo Celsius, and Vredestein Quatrac 5. From this fresh category, the Michelin CrossClimate + shined as a top performer thanks to its uncompromising grip. 


And speaking of the importance of tires in keeping passengers safe

Joe Autera, CEO of Tony Scotti’s Vehicle Dynamics Institute explains about the Tire Contact Patch

All vehicles are supported by a cushion of air contained in four flexible rubber tires.  If you could place a car on a glass floor and look at it from below, you would see four patches of rubber, most folks are surprised at the size of these four patches, depending on the vehicle – each patch is a little smaller than a hand.  These are the only points of contact between the vehicle and the road.  Each of these four small patches of rubber is known as the “contact patch”. It is these four patches that create the traction which makes the vehicle – go – stop and turn. It is these four patches that send the feedback back to the driver, and it is these four patches the driver has to manage. Consider them to be a source of information needed to control the vehicle.

How Much Rubber Do You Have?


In Cyber Security News

From 360 Total Security

25 Google Play apps are discovered to cryptojack more than 120,000 users

Google clearly stated in the Google Play Store developer rules updated on July 27 this year that it is forbidden to upload any cryptocurrency mining application to Google Play. However, the latest survey results still indicate that some developers have found the way to upload to the app store page using hiding the true purpose in apps. 

In these years, due to the significant increase in cryptocurrency prices, malicious encryption mining activities have shown a rising trend on a global scale. The mobile device users have also been attacked seriously, especially the users of mainstream mobile operating systems.


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