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Tag: Security

Security Flaw Allows Hackers to Take over Cisco IP Phones

Security Flaw Allows Hackers to Take over Cisco IP Phones
If you work in an office that uses the popular CiscoUnified IP Phone 7900 Series, prepare to feel violated. A couple of security researchers have published details on a security vulnerability that allows a nefarious hacker…
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Aladdin USB Key Makes Passwords Easier to Use (and Steal)

Aladdin USB Key Makes Passwords Easier to Use (and Steal)
Passwords are one of the weakest links of online security. Or rather, people who have weak passwords are the weakest links. I personally know of a couple of people who use dead simple passwords because they’re…
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Rent Your Own Personal Security Drone

Rent Your Own Personal Security Drone
Japanese security firm Secom is preparing to launch a new service that will let home and small business owners rent a quadcopter drone that the company claims will launch automatically in the event of a burglary,…
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DoorBot Lets You Remotely Answer the Door with Your Smartphone

DoorBot Lets You Remotely Answer the Door with Your Smartphone
Picture this: you’re curled up on the couch with a blanket around you, sipping from a mug of hot cocoa after you started up your favorite movie. As the title credits roll, the doorbell rings. You’re…
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Wallet TrackR Can’t Keep Track of its Missing “E”

Wallet TrackR Can’t Keep Track of its Missing “E”
We’ve seen how socks can be made smarter using RFID. This device does the same to your wallet – or any object you attach it to – except it uses Bluetooth and GPS. You’ll also need…
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Credit Cards of the Future Will Have Buttons and an LCD Screen

Credit Cards of the Future Will Have Buttons and an LCD Screen
A lot of people think that mobile payments is where most establishments are headed, which will eventually make credit cards obsolete. But those cards with their magnetic strips aren’t going out without a fight. How? By…
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Coyote Case Protects Both Your iPhone & You

Coyote Case Protects Both Your iPhone & You
A few days ago we saw an iPhone case with a built-in pepper spray. The Coyote Case isn’t as aggressive, but it was invented with the same idea in mind: to protect the owner of the…
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Lockitron Relaunches, Locks Down More Features

Lockitron Relaunches, Locks Down More Features
Apigy made waves last year when they released the Lockitron, a door lock system that was remotely operated via phones. They’ve recently unveiled a significantly improved version of the device, adding tons of new features at…
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Man Hacks Doorbell, Turns It Into a Key

Man Hacks Doorbell, Turns It Into a Key
Piet De Vaere read about a hack made by Steve Hoefer, in which Steve made is to he could unlock his door using a secret knock. Piet was becoming annoyed that he had to take out…
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LibeTech Uses QR Codes as Door Keys: Convenient or Dangerous?

LibeTech Uses QR Codes as Door Keys: Convenient or Dangerous?
Mobile phones are making a lot of things obsolete – payphones, maps, privacy – because of cheap and easy to use apps. A new open source technology might add keys – and keychains, and locksmiths –…
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Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too

Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too
Losing the totality of your digital life can be a mind-boggling experience, which is one of the reasons that I immediately turned on 2-step verification when Google made it available for Google/Gmail accounts. Dropbox finally followed…
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Fake Security System Scares Burglars Away with Frikkin’ Laser Beams

Fake Security System Scares Burglars Away with Frikkin’ Laser Beams
Most security systems are only good at dealing with break-ins after they happen, but this security system stops burglars dead in their tracks and does its best to prevent break-ins. It does this with some impressive…
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Clopen Shelf Hides Away Valuables on the Inside

Clopen Shelf Hides Away Valuables on the Inside
If you’re worried about the safety of your valuables, or are just looking for some extra storage, check out the Clopen shelf by Torafu Architects. The skinny shelf contains a secret, hidden drawer that allows you…
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Cloak VPN App: Encrypts Connections When Using Public Wi-Fi

Cloak VPN App: Encrypts Connections When Using Public Wi-Fi
It’s true that surfing the web through public connections isn’t that safe. I still remember a crazy computer virus I got in Thailand that migrated from my compact flash card onto my home system. Cloak aims…
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Power Pwn Powers Gadgets, Pwns Networks

Power Pwn Powers Gadgets, Pwns Networks
Pwnie Express first made waves in the hacking and cybersecurity community when they released the Pwn Plug, a device that looks like an electric air freshener but is actually a computer used for penetration testing, i.e.…
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Yellow Jacket iPhone Case Doubles as Stun Gun

Yellow Jacket iPhone Case Doubles as Stun Gun
Do you live somewhere dangerous? Then this case might solve all of your problems, because as the smartphone mantra goes, “there’s an app for that“. Though in this particular case, it’s not an app but a…
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