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Tag: Security

Pluggage Suitcase is for the Worldly Traveler

Pluggage Suitcase is for the Worldly Traveler
Traveling is all about having fun, touring, and shopping until it’s time to pack up and go home. It’s then that you have to deal with the hassle of cramming all those souvenirs you bought into…
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Keewifi Router Authenticates Nearby Devices without the Need for Passwords: Hold and Surf

Keewifi Router Authenticates Nearby Devices without the Need for Passwords: Hold and Surf
The Keewifi is a router that lets you have a convoluted Wi-Fi password yet allow people to log on without typing a single thing. That’s because it can automatically authenticate devices that are held close to…
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iFingerLock: a Padlock with an Integrated Fingerprint Scanner

iFingerLock: a Padlock with an Integrated Fingerprint Scanner
Padlocks and combination locks are useful on a fairly regular basis, but they both can be rather annoying. I’ve bought far too many padlocks because of lost keys between uses, and it’s not really practical to…
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Rubik’s Cube Safe: The Ultimate Theft Deterrent

Rubik’s Cube Safe: The Ultimate Theft Deterrent
So let’s say you have some valuable cash and rings lying around. You could carry them with you or lock them in a proper safe, but what fun would that be? Hide your possessions in plain…
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Authothysis Self-Destructing Solid State Drives Have Separation Anxiety

Authothysis Self-Destructing Solid State Drives Have Separation Anxiety
Last year we checked out Caleb Kraft’s self-destructing hard drive and laptop. If you’re looking for a professional (and non-flammable) equivalent, check out SecureDrives’ Authothysis series. These 128GB solid state drives can self-destruct based on a…
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Notion Tells You What’s Going on at Home from Afar

Notion Tells You What’s Going on at Home from Afar
If you are away from home a lot and want to keep an eye on your house, you might get a security alarm installed. The problem with those alarms is all they do is alarm when…
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Seatylock Combines a Bicycle Seat and a Bike Lock

Seatylock Combines a Bicycle Seat and a Bike Lock
Do you forget to take your bike lock with you when you ride? Maybe you don’t forget, but it’s a hassle to carry one all the time. Well, Seatylock is a clever new bicycle lock that…
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Noke Lock Uses Bluetooth, not Keys or Combinations

Noke Lock Uses Bluetooth, not Keys or Combinations
School is starting back up next week in many parts of the country. I can remember going back to school as being something I hated, I also remember the anxiety that went along with trying to…
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Gyroscopes in Mobile Devices Can Act as Microphones: Censor that Sensor

Gyroscopes in Mobile Devices Can Act as Microphones: Censor that Sensor
Gyroscopes can be found in most modern mobile devices. They’re meant to help in motion-sensing, but a recent paper by researchers Yan Michalevsky, Dan Boneh and Gabi Nakibly shows that these sensors can also act as…
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Cat-worn Device Sniffs out Wi-Fi Access Points: WarKitteh

Cat-worn Device Sniffs out Wi-Fi Access Points: WarKitteh
Gene Bransfield will make you think about securing your wireless networks the next time you see a cat with a collar. The security engineer has become famous for his goofy invention, the WarKitteh. Hidden in a…
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RickMote Controller Hacks Chromecasts, Can Never Give It Up

RickMote Controller Hacks Chromecasts, Can Never Give It Up
In case you’re not familiar with Google’s Chromecast, it’s a small device that plugs into any display with an HDMI and a USB port to let you stream videos, apps and more from your laptop or …
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WiFinder Detects if Someone Enters Your Wi-Fi Network: Watch_Dudes

WiFinder Detects if Someone Enters Your Wi-Fi Network: Watch_Dudes
Did you know that you can use your Wi-Fi network as a lookout? Pescimoro Mattia’s WiFinder is a short Python script that continuously scans your Wi-Fi network. When a new device joins the network, it will…
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PirateBox Lets You Share Files & Communicate Anonymously: Net in a Box

PirateBox Lets You Share Files & Communicate Anonymously: Net in a Box
Created by NYU associate professor David Darts, the PirateBox is a DIY system that lets you share files and talk to others in your vicinity by setting up a local wireless network. After starting the project…
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Forever Lock Is the Unpickable Bike Lock

Forever Lock Is the Unpickable Bike Lock
Most locks that are designed to secure your bike in public are usually U-shaped and have funny-shaped keys, but if you feel that is not secure enough, try the Forever Lock. It has a great design…
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Already Hacked!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Already Hacked!
It might have taken some extra time, but Samsung quickly adopted biometric security on their new S5 flagship Android phone. However, it didn’t take hackers long to figure out a way to defeat it.…
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Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users: Soliton Radar

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users:  Soliton Radar
Modern stealth action video games like the Metal Gear Solid series and the new Deus Ex often have a radar feature that lets you see enemies and cameras, among other things. New media artist Sander Veenhof…
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