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Tag: Security

LockIfNotHot Locks PC If Temperature Drops, Not If User is Ugly

LockIfNotHot Locks PC If Temperature Drops, Not If User is Ugly
We’ve featured a Bluetooth-based program that automatically locks Windows PCs when the user walks away. Here’s another approach to automatically locking a computer. While the Bluetooth-based program relied on proximity, Didier Stevens’ program LockIfNotHot works in…
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Samsung Laptops Ship With Keylogger: WTF?!? False Alarm!

Samsung Laptops Ship With Keylogger: WTF?!? False Alarm!
It’s one thing when your computer gets infected with malware and viruses, it’s another thing when the manufacturer decides to pre-install a keylogger to monitor what you are doing on your laptop. It’s also illegal. Reports…
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Burglar Blaster Makes Bed Intruders Cry

Burglar Blaster Makes Bed Intruders Cry
Concerned about someone breaking into your house while you’re away? You could go with a conventional burglar alarm, but what sort of deterrent is a loud buzzer anyhow? This thing seems like a much better way…
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Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?

Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?
I have never had a great memory. I tend to pack my brain with all sorts of facts, and the facts least important to my daily life are the ones that stick. I really hated middle…
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NEC Hybrid Fingerprint Scanner is Hard to Trick, Unless You Have a Twin With the Same Fingerprints and Veins

NEC Hybrid Fingerprint Scanner is Hard to Trick, Unless You Have a Twin With the Same Fingerprints and Veins
There are all sorts of uses for fingerprint scanners in the tech world. You can use them to log into notebooks and smartphones without having to type a password. You can also use a fingerprint scanner…
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RURO: The Cutest Robot You’ve Ever Seen!

RURO: The Cutest Robot You’ve Ever Seen!
This robot is probably too cute to be used as an effective security ‘bot, but it does have some interesting features for an educational robot. RURO the robot was designed to teach kids about recycling.…
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DriveSavers Offers to Recover iPad Data for Just $1000

DriveSavers Offers to Recover iPad Data for Just $1000
How often do you sync your iPad? If you have important data on it, you might want to sync it as often as possible. I’m bad with mine, it hasn’t been synced in months, now that…
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Hackers Break into Medical Server to Host COD: Black Ops Game

Hackers Break into Medical Server to Host COD: Black Ops Game
There are a bunch of people really pissed at some hackers right now after the hackers wormed their way into a server that held medical records on 230,000 people. The servers that were compromised belong to…
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NZXT Bunker USB Locking Device Keeps Geek Thieves at Bay

NZXT Bunker USB Locking Device Keeps Geek Thieves at Bay
I have never been one to frequent LAN parties, but I once went to Quakecon and there were several people there that had some of their peripherals stolen while they were sleeping or getting food. NZXT…
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IPad Lock Puts Your Tablet on Lockdown

IPad Lock Puts Your Tablet on Lockdown
I occasionally take my gadgets with me on the road, and the only thing I need to keep them safe is a snarl at anyone that eyes my gear and the fact that I never leave…
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Xtremelife Rock Spy Camera: Good Luck Finding It

Xtremelife Rock Spy Camera: Good Luck Finding It
Psst! You! Evil-doer! Take a good look at this thing. Memorize its nondescript rockiness. Because the next time you’re doing some bad deed in someone’s garden, spreading evil in some rocky area, or stealing pet rocks,…
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Smiley Face Badge Spy Cam: Smile, You’Re on Candid Camera!

Smiley Face Badge Spy Cam: Smile, You’Re on Candid Camera!
Next time you see someone wearing a bunch of Flair on their suspenders, you might want to double-check to make sure it’s not one of these smiley face badges, which doubles as a spy cam. Beneath…
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Kensington Offers Easier to Use Security Lock for Notebooks Called Clicksafe

Kensington Offers Easier to Use Security Lock for Notebooks Called Clicksafe
If you own a notebook, you can look around some, and on one of the edges and you will find a little rectangular port that is called the Kensington lock port. That little port is also…
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Bringrr Phone Alarm: for Cars, Not for People

Bringrr Phone Alarm: for Cars, Not for People
I think in all of the years that I’ve owned a cellphone I’ve only forgotten where I last left it less than 10 times. I’m pretty sure one of those times my phone was actually in…
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Chromos: Safe for Rich Dudes Winds Fancy Watches Automatically

Chromos: Safe for Rich Dudes Winds Fancy Watches Automatically
The most I have ever spent on a watch was about $100, and that was pushing it. I haven’t worn a watch in five years now; I just use my smartphone for the time. The rich…
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Sonic Nausea: They Won’t Know What Hit ‘Em

Sonic Nausea: They Won’t Know What Hit ‘Em
This little device is actually quite dangerous in the wrong hands. It’s powerful enough to induce headaches, dizziness, irritation and even vomiting to everyone in its vicinity. That being said, it’s an extremely nerdy way to…
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