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Jun 24, 2022

HDMI Security / HDMI Firewall

Has anyone seen or heard anything about HDMI security vulnerabilities?https://git.cuvoodoo.info/kingkevin/board/src/branch/hdmi_firewall/README.md HDMI vulnerabilities are not a big deal today, but they could become a factor in the future. The post suggests that someone could compromise a display/projector through HDMI as a guest. I think it's far more likely that someone could compromise a projector/display/personal monitor/switcher/transmitter within their organization to infect computers within the organization or guests from outside the organization. I'm sure a motivated actor could find and exploit a vulnerability in one of the myriad end-user-facing HDMI devices on the market today (or "yesterday") The most apparent problem with the 'firewall' proposed is that it breaks HDCP - this seems like something that needs to be solved at the standards level. There's a bunch of intelligent folks discussing this at Hacker News too.https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31828193
Apr 27, 2022

Learn about AVIXA Councils Here or at InfoComm

Did you know AVIXA has a variety of councils?  Want to learn more about them?  The Xchange has rooms like Technology Managers and A Culture of Inclusion that our councils are getting more active in.  You can learn about all the councils and how to volunteer on the AVIXA website. If you are going to be at InfoComm22, there are some great events you can attend to network, meet council members and learn more about their group: AVIXA All Council Summit (registration $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers)- Keynote from the founder of Meow Wolf, Vince Kadlubeck followed by all the current council chairs discussing their council work and how volunteering has helped them professionally.  AVIXA Women's Council Breakfast (registration AVIXA Premium/Elite Members $79  Non-Members: $99)- Keynote Melanie Spring gives you permission to be yourself, unfiltered. To define the personal brand we already carry with us, then how to speak our truth to our clients and teams, our friends and family, and our world. Hosted by the AVIXA Women's Council Technology Managers Forum and Reception (AVIXA Premium/Elite Members: $20 / Non-Members: $30) Join a speed dating style discussion on 4 hot topics- Staffing and DEI initiatives, AV and IT convergence, What's Cool at the Show- telling each other about booths to go check out to help solve your problems, and the future of AV.  Hosted by the Technology Managers Council Live Events Forum and Reception (AVIXA Premium/Elite Members: $20 / Non-Members $30) Join the Live Events Council as they discuss the most up to date trends in the industry and a special look at staffing challenges and successes. Hosted by the Live Events Council Designing for Diversity, Equity and Accessibility- Free Keynote Dr. Shelby Hill will discuss how DEI Initiatives globally can support better business and business outcomes.  Followed by a panel discussion that will speak directly to how these initiatives will support the AV industry. Hosted by the Diversity Council
Feb 09, 2022

Self-Intros Please!

Greetings Xchange Member! While you're here, take a moment to introduce yourself (and note that there's a video link above if you'd like to share your smiling face)! And let's keep it going by tagging a colleague (enter "@" per usual and start typing their name - select them when they pop up in the dropdown). I'm Lisa and I'm excited to be your Community Manager! Please chat me if I can be of any help along the way and feel free to start threads of conversations here - it's YOUR community! Hey @Lee Dodson , say hello!

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