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2013-03-26 08:21:31

NORRISTOWN, Pa., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United States defense and aerospace companies have struggled to navigate a life-critical counterfeit parts epidemic, estimated by the Senate Arms Services Committee in 2011 to cost US taxpayers more than $6 billion dollars a year. Secure Components LLC, an independent distributor of obsolete and hard-to-find electronics and mil-spec material located in Norristown, PA, has completed an audit by DNV which recognized that Secure Components conforms...

2013-03-21 08:38:07

New embedded security features in paper can prevent theft and copying of sensitive documents WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LaserLock Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:LLTI), a global leader in providing state-of-the-art authentication solutions to? governments, health care providers, high-end retailers and the casino industry today announced it has filed another? provisional patent application (see press release dated February 20, 2013 concerning CVS provisional patent) for a...

2013-03-18 23:02:12

Advanced Component Testing will exhibit at the 2013 ERAI Executive Conference this April; showing that they are on the forefront in the war against counterfeit electronic components. Ronkonkoma, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Advanced Component Testing will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2013 ERAI Executive Conference, to be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on April 18th and 19th, 2013. This year´s conference theme, “Gaining Momentum — Supply Chain...

2013-03-14 08:32:12

Multiple layers of authentication usher in new era of anti-counterfeiting and brand protection. WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LaserLock Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:LLTI), a global leader in providing state-of-the-art authentication solutions to? governments, health care providers, high-end retailers and casinos today announced it has filed a ?provisional patent application for a Covert Marking System Based On Multiple Latent Characteristics, which for the first time allows...

2013-03-06 16:22:04

Maryland House Bill 885 will establish criminal penalties for knowingly selling or installing non-functional airbags in vehicles WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At today's Maryland House Judiciary Committee hearing on counterfeit airbag legislation, the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) urged the committee to pass House Bill 885, making it a criminal offense if an individual knowingly sells or installs a counterfeit airbag in a vehicle. (Logo:...

2013-03-06 00:22:14

New Microsoft-commissioned study also highlights dangers for those that use counterfeit software. REDMOND, Wash., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although some computer users may actively seek pirated software in hopes of saving money, the chances of infection by unexpected malware are one in three for consumers and three in 10 for businesses, according to a new study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and conducted by IDC. As a result of these infections, the research shows...

2013-02-26 12:32:06

Survey Reveals Nearly 20% of Prom Dresses Sold Online Are Fake Knock Offs PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As online prom dress shopping season heats up with "Pink Friday" on March 1, DressGoddess.com today unveils its Authentic Prom Dress Guide on how to avoid being scammed by Chinese websites selling counterfeit prom dresses. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/PH66737) Chinese prom dress websites are stealing copyrighted images from prom designers...

2013-02-20 12:21:01

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ERAI, Inc. has announced that the 2013 ERAI Executive Conference will be held in Orlando, FL at the Rosen Centre Hotel on April 18 and 19, 2013. ERAI Inc. will gather professionals from all sectors of the electronics supply chain including distributors of electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts (franchise and independent), organizations that procure or manufacture using integrated electronic parts and/or assemblies containing such...

2013-02-20 08:28:53

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LaserLock Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: LLTI), a global leader in providing state-of-the-art authentication solutions to governments, pharmaceuticals, high-end retailers, and casinos announced it has filed a provisional patent application for a Characteristic Verification System (CVS) enabling smart phones to simultaneously identify counterfeit products and protect against identity fraud. The CVS is a groundbreaking technology that sets...

2013-02-07 08:32:25

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety science, recently supported ICE Homeland Security Investigations and the Assistant U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Missouri in their efforts to stop the trafficking of illegal goods into this country. The outstanding work done by these agencies has resulted in nine indictments against a Missouri-based company for trafficking in counterfeit goods. The safety of consumers...