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Tag: Security

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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Embedding an RFID Transit Card Inside Your iPhone

Embedding an RFID Transit Card Inside Your iPhone
After seeing Dhani Sutanto from London embedding a RFID Transit Card into a ring, Becky from Adafruit thought that it would be a cool idea to try and embed one into her iPhone.…
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DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second

DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second
If you’ve got a bunch of data lying around on old hard drives, and want to make sure that nobody gets their hands on it, you could try reformatting the drives, but there’s always a chance…
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Anti-Wi-Fi Wallpaper Keeps Nosy Neighbors off Networks

Anti-Wi-Fi Wallpaper Keeps Nosy Neighbors off Networks
Unless you vary your passwords often, it’s possible that some tech-savvy neighbors have figured out the password to your Wi-Fi home network, and they could be using it to download massive amounts of data, porn and…
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EZSAVE Lockdock Provides Easy Encryption for Storage Devices: Mass Encrypt

EZSAVE Lockdock Provides Easy Encryption for Storage Devices: Mass Encrypt
Many modern external hard drives nowadays already include 256-bit AES encryption, but what if you still have spare hard drives and only want the encryption? You can try encrypting them with the EZSAVE Lockdock. It’s a…
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Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?

Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?
There are already several ways of tracking and restricting the Internet access of a specific device, but Sony has developed a concept that controls a much more basic commodity: electricity. Its Authentication Power Outlet concept has…
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Google Security Paranoia Forces Sys Admins to Work in Miner Helmets

Google Security Paranoia Forces Sys Admins to Work in Miner Helmets
According to some online surveys, a delay of a fraction of a second in loading content can be the difference between users visiting a site and not visiting a site. Search giants like Google spend massive…
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Knuckle Blaster Doles out a Shocking Kind of Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle Blaster Doles out a Shocking Kind of Knuckle Sandwich
I attended an all-girls school, so there was none of those after-school brawls and fistfights that I heard were a common occurrence at coed or all-boys schools. Some guys “cheat” by wearing brass knuckles because it…
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BlackSMS iOS App Lets You Send Encrypted Text Messages

BlackSMS iOS App Lets You Send Encrypted Text Messages
In today’s digital and connected age, privacy is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. It’s much easier to write, read and archive digital messages, but as the recent iMessage fiasco has shown, it also creates new privacy…
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PwnedList Lets You Know If You Got Hacked

PwnedList Lets You Know If You Got Hacked
You might have noticed that there have been an increasing number of attacks on company servers and databases in recent times. Some groups hack for the fun of it all, although I don’t really see where…
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TARDIS and R2-D2 Safes Secure Your Stuff Through the Power of Science Fiction

TARDIS and R2-D2 Safes Secure Your Stuff Through the Power of Science Fiction
Whether you’re into Doctor Who or Star Wars (or both) – there’s a new way for you to secure your small valuables. These new digital “smartsafes” were spotted during the 2012 UK Toy Fair, and they…
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Japanese Car Seat Has Butt Recognition System

Japanese Car Seat Has Butt Recognition System
A new car seat developed by the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo can automatically identify the person who is sitting on it. The seat uses a system of 360 pressure sensors that can remember…
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