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Black Magic Micro Converters – Mini Price

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Blackmagic Micro Converters are incredibly tiny broadcast quality video converters that let you convert from SDI to HDMI, from HDMI to SDI. The rugged, miniaturized design of Blackmagic Micro Converters makes them small enough to be used anywhere and conveniently hidden out of sight!

You get HDMI and professional 3G-SDI connections for working with all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60, along with power over USB, so they can be powered by big screen televisions or laptop computers without having to plug them into the wall!

Blackmagic Micro Converters can be purchased with or without an external AC power supply so you can choose the model that fits your needs!

Miniaturized Design

Professional broadcast converters

Unlike other small SDI converters, Blackmagic Micro Converters feature the highest quality broadcast technology, miniaturized into a proper metal enclosure so you get a professional design you can trust! You get full size professional 3G-SDI connections, HDMI and more. The converters include two LED status indicators to confirm power and video signal. Blackmagic Micro Converters include a USB connection for power. That means you can power it from from any USB connection on a television or a laptop computer. You can also buy Blackmagic Micro Converters with an AC power supply that includes 4 different AC socket adapters for plugging it into outlets.

Blackmagic Micro Design Converters

Full Size Connections

Works with the cables you already have!

Even though they’re incredibly small, Blackmagic Micro Converters feature full size 3G-SDI and HDMI connections! The SDI connections are multi-rate, making them compatible with SD and HD-SDI equipment. For maximum compatibility, micro converters support both level A and level B 3G-SDI devices. Micro Converter SDI to HDMI also includes an SDI input loop through connection. Micro Converter HDMI to SDI features two 3G-SDI outputs, so you can connect it to multiple devices such as switchers, routers, monitors and more!

Full size 3G-SDI and HDMI connections

Check them out at https://www.mystic.net.au/micro-converters/


But we only have 20 of each for now …

There’s a new KRACK in town …

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Key Reinstallation Attack - KRACKThere’s a new KRACK hack that puts pretty much every WiFi network at risk … but the media isn’t making much of a fuss!
Due to new vulnerabilities discoveredy in WPA2, the most widely used Wi-Fi security protocol, virtually all devices are now vulnerable to attack. 

To ease your mind – a hacker would have to go to some lengths to exploit this hack – so your home network is probably not much of a target … but institutional networks (i.e. Universities) & Public Networks that require a password are legitimate targets.

To explain in simple terms KRACK allows a hacker to interfere with a process called a four-way handshake that goes something like:
“Hi I want to connect”
“What’s the password?”
“Clever Pa5sw0Rd”
“OK you’re in – here’s an encrypted connection”

Because the hacker interferes with the initial handshake they may be able to decrypt the traffic you exchange over WiFi. This means they’re able to do many, many bad things without even being on the network. Bad things? Like being able to intercept, modify & forge fake data & theoretically be able to inject ransomware or other malware into otherwise safe websites.

If you have a USB drive or are attached to a NAS (Network-attached storage) then it’s a data free-for-all.

It’s worth keeping in mind that in order to pull off such an attack, a KRACK hacker would need to be in your device’s Wi-Fi range and impersonate a network that your device already trusts and would attempt to connect to. 

What makes KRACK scary isn’t that it’s going to cause mass destruction

– but that it exploits a protocol that is pretty much used Everywhere.

The GOOD news is the vulnerability is easily patched so most software & hardware vendors have fixed the issue or will so in the near future.
Your job is to make sure that ALL of your devices are patched when it’s available..

There are lists published already – such as Owen Williams’ Charged blog that list the companies that have already fixed it & links to the patches.

So DON’T PANIC … Keep an eye out for patches, apply as soon as possible, and keep in mind that the issue is fixable.