New Window Coating to Thwart Hackers, Eavesdroppers

1 decade 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 29 2007 May 29, 2007 Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:32:13 AM CDT May 29, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Solutia this week will begin selling to the private sector a high-tech, transparent window coating that seeks to keep hackers and electronic eavesdroppers from plucking secret data out of thin air. The suburban St. Louis-based company's Llumar Signal Defense Security Film was developed for sensitive federal government facilities. Applied to the inside of windows, it prevents the theft of signals from wireless data networks, cell phones and other digital devices, computer keystrokes or conversations. Signal Defense film has been installed over the past several years on more than 200 buildings within federal agencies, as well as at homes of "senior government officials." Until now, the company's deal with the government restricted sales to anyone else.

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