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Why You Need New PCB Software In 2019

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There are many different types of PCB design software on the market right now, but which is the best? It’s hard to decide when each package is offering you something different and you are already comfortable with the package that you use. Of course, there are some software packages that are much more advanced than others and you could be missing out. Here, we are going to talk you through some of the reasons why you need new PCB software in 2019. Keep reading if you’d like to find out more.

Managing Components

When you take a look at some of the PCB design software online, you’ll find that some are now offering a system that manages components. One example of this can be seen with Altium. This is a recent update that you can take full advantage of in 2019 if you make the swap. Think about how you can easily track the components that you are going to use and figure out which is best for your project.


From text to graphics, this software does it all. Pixabay
High speed design is very important to many designers so if this is one of your top priorities,Pixabay


High Speed Design

Is the current package that you are using as fast as you need it to be? Some of the other packages on the market actually come with high speed design tools that you can take full advantage of to boost your project and meet your deadlines. High speed design is very important to many designers so if this is one of your top priorities, consider trying a new software package in 2019.

Rule Checking

Errors can appear throughout the different parts of your project but are you aware of them as soon as they appear? 2019 versions of PCB design software come with impressive rule checking tools which will periodically check your design for any issues. You should also find that it will all be presented to you on a user-friendly interface making solving problems much easier and much more efficient if you make the change.

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The final reason why you might want to switch your PCB design software for a better version in 2019 is the fact that you will get better support


Another reason why you might want to change the PCB design software package that you use in 2019 is the new views that better packages are offering. Now, you can view your design in both 2D and 3D meaning that you can get to grips with your design a lot easier. Many designers have benefited from using 3D views on their projects so make sure to take advantage of this in the coming year.

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The final reason why you might want to switch your PCB design software for a better version in 2019 is the fact that you will get better support. With the more popular packages, there are more forums and other users are always happy to give you some advice. On top of this, you can enjoy extensive guides and training with some of the best PCB design packages out there.

2019 is the year to up your PCB design game and improve on the projects that you did last year. Think about switching your design software for a newer version and you will see the benefits.

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37% Computers that Collect Biometric Data Face Hacking Attempts: Report

1 in 3 biometric data computers face hacking attempts

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One in three computers that collect biometric data have faced many hacking attempts. Pixabay

One in three computers (37 per cent) engaged in collecting biometric data globally faced hacking attempts in the third quarter of this year, a new report said on Friday.

The devices — servers and workstations — use to collect, process and store biometric data (such as fingerprints, hand geometry, face, voice and iris templates).

Overall, a significant number of conventional malware samples were blocked, including modern remote-access Trojans (5.4 per cent), malware used in phishing attacks (5.1 per cent), ransomware (1.9 per cent), and Trojan bankers (1.5 per cent), said the team from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky ICS CERT.

“The existing situation with biometric data security is critical and needs to be brought to the attention of industry and government regulators, the community of information security experts, and the general public,” said Kirill Kruglov, senior security expert, Kaspersky ICS CERT.

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The existing situation with biometric data security is critical. Pixabay

An analysis of threat sources showed that Internet is the main source of threats for biometric data processing systems — threats with this source were blocked on 14.4 per cent of all biometric data processing systems.

This category includes threats blocked on malicious and phishing websites, along with web-based email services.

“Though we believe our customers are cautious, we need to emphasize that infection caused by the malware we detected and prevented could have negatively affected the integrity and confidentiality of biometric processing systems,” Kruglov added.

Threats blocked in email clients were ranked third (6.1 per cent — in most cases these were typical phishing emails (fake messages on the delivery of goods and services, the payment of invoices, etc.) containing links to malicious websites or attached office documents with malware.

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Like many other technologies that have lately been rapidly evolving, biometric authentication systems have proved to have significant generic drawbacks.

“The key shortcomings of biometric authentication technologies are usually cause by information security issues,” said the report. (IANS)