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Tag: Security

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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Social Media Experiment Freaks People out, Exposes Lack of Privacy

Social Media Experiment Freaks People out, Exposes Lack of Privacy
When posting online, how much personal information is too much? A lot of people post statuses, pictures, and videos on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that often reveal more than they intend to. For…
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Boeing Black Smartphone Bricks Itself When Tampered with

Boeing Black Smartphone Bricks Itself When Tampered with
Boeing (yes, that same Boeing that makes airplanes) is currently working on a smartphone called “Black” that can reportedly self-destruct when it senses that it’s being tampered with.…
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Myris Iris Scanner Uses Your Eyes as Your Password

Myris Iris Scanner Uses Your Eyes as Your Password
A lot of people I know mix up their passwords because they have so many accounts online. Sometimes, it gets difficult to keep track of all the passwords you’ve created and used over the years. Aiming…
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Creepy Real-Life Emojis Are Part of a Campaign to Protect Kids

Creepy Real-Life Emojis Are Part of a Campaign to Protect Kids
Emojis look cute in your inbox and chat windows, but they reveal nothing about the true nature of the person on the other end. Of course, you can probably vouch for people you actually know. But…
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DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?
One of inventor Steve Hoefer’s favorite creations is his knock-activated lock: a lock that only opens if you enter the correct knock sequence. Steve says he’s built the lock a dozen times. Instead of becoming increasingly…
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USB Key Resets Windows Login Passwords: Fuhgeddaboud IT

USB Key Resets Windows Login Passwords: Fuhgeddaboud IT
There are programs and services that can store your passwords for various websites and type them in for you. But if you set a login password for your computer, you better remember that or you’re screwed.…
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Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel

Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel
Sadly, there are a ton of thieves in this world. That’s just the way it is. And those who ride bikes are constant targets. While there are a ton of ways to lock up your bike,…
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