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Tag: Security

kSafe Container Unlocks with Different Criteria: Craving Impossible

kSafe Container Unlocks with Different Criteria: Craving Impossible
A couple of years ago, David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng launched the Kitchen Safe, a food-safe container that lets you set a timer before it unlocks. Now they’re back with an improved version called the kSafe.…
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Lock Your Mac Every Time You Walk Away with Sesame 2

Lock Your Mac Every Time You Walk Away with Sesame 2
It’s highly advisable to set a password on your computer so it locks when you walk away from it. But having to type in a password every time you sit back down is an annoyance. I…
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Idiots Are Still Making “123456” and “Password” the Most Popular Passwords

Idiots Are Still Making “123456” and “Password” the Most Popular Passwords
What’s the first thing any article about web safety or well-meaning but overbearing authority figure tells you? It’s usually that you shouldn’t use “123456” or “password” as your password. That said, the most popular passwords are …
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DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins

DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins
The magical dagger Sting protected Bilbo from evil creatures and glowed blue when there were orcs nearby. But WarSting, Spark IO’s modern take on Sting, provides a more timely warning. It will glow when there are…
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Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3

Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3
Solid Snake and Fallout are wrong. War does change. At this very moment, hackers and their legion of enslaved computers are waging an invisible war online. Perhaps they’re trying to steal information or shut down certain…
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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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