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Tag: Security

Ila Portable Door Alarm Wedge: The Security Alarm That You Can Take Anywhere

Ila Portable Door Alarm Wedge: The Security Alarm That You Can Take Anywhere
I was raised by pretty conservative parents, and sometimes, I think that their paranoia has rubbed off on me. For example, whenever I go out of town and stay the night in some hotel, I always…
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Want to Unlock Your Door? There’s an App for That

Want to Unlock Your Door? There’s an App for That
As mobile phones become more and more powerful, they acquire more functions, and as such become more valuable. Our phones are no longer good for just calling and texting. Now we use them to play games,…
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Bike-Lock Handlebars Foil Crooks (And Maybe You)

Bike-Lock Handlebars Foil Crooks (And Maybe You)
I have talked about a bunch of different new bike security designs and whatnots that have landed recently, my favorite being the bank vault. Another new bike security concept has landed today, and it is designed…
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Bike Vault: For Bicyclists Who Really Take Bike Theft Seriously

Bike Vault: For Bicyclists Who Really Take Bike Theft Seriously
Last week I wrote about the cool TiGr bike lock that I figured would keep your bike safe from just about anything. If you looked at that lock and thought, “That’s not secure enough for my…
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TiGr Titanium Bike Lock Keeps Thieving Bastards at Bay

TiGr Titanium Bike Lock Keeps Thieving Bastards at Bay
I had a bike stolen when I was little and I was all kinds of pissed. When I saw the flick Peewee’s Big Adventure, I knew exactly how Peewee felt when he came outside and found…
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PlayStation Network Hacked, Personal Info, Credit Card Numbers Could be Too

PlayStation Network Hacked, Personal Info, Credit Card Numbers Could be Too
Well, ain’t this a great topper to days and days of outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network. What we first thought was just an annoying DOS attack turns out to be far more insidious. I just received…
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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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