Security

Pocket Safe USB Drive

The Personal Pocket Safe USB Drive protects all of your data by vaulting the drive with a numeral combination lock. The keypad requires that you type in a PIN before screwing around with the data inside. No more worrying about your mom “accidentally” taking a peek at your special porn drive. Hiding it under your socks just isn’t gonna cut ...

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WiSpi EX30 Wireless Spy Cam Keeps an Eye Out For Your Boss

So, you’re chilling out in your cube, looking at porn or playing solitaire, or doing whatever it is you do when you’re supposed to be working. It’d suck to have your boss sneak in while you were slacking away. The WiSpi EX30 from Brickhouse lets you secretly set up a wireless camera within 30 feet of your cube, or wherever ...

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LEGO Safe Won’t Protect from Sledge Hammer, Children Over Six

It’s a brick world, baby. But some gadgets, believe it or not, are better left un-brick-ified. While this LEGO Safe looks killer, I sincerely doubt that it would do much good protecting your valuables. The most I would store in here is maybe a few other LEGO bricks, some spare change, perhaps you could throw your stash in as well. ...

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“Key Hidden Here” Doormat: Everybody Already Knows

You know that super awesome hiding place you chose for your extra house key? Everybody knows it’s there, seriously. What’s the point of hiding an extra house key under your doormat anymore? As far as your home security is concerned, you might as well advertise your transparency, maybe get a few brownie points for honesty and an oddly self-inflicted sense ...

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Arduino Burglar Alarm

While I’m not a fan of Twitter, I can understand some of its potential uses. Take for instance, a burglar alarm. By using an Arduino + XBee radio module hooked up to a home alarm system, Kelvin was able to have his alarm system send an SMS to his phone when someone breaks into his home. It will also update ...

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The YETI Is No Myth

Few things in this world possess the security that an apelike creature from the Himalayan region provides. Yet, if you can’t find the abominable snowman you can always name your portable security device after it. The difference? This yeti is no myth and it just might save your hide when everything goes SNAFU. Enter the YETI Portable Security System YT-100. ...

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Pentagon Hack Attack

Duck for cover! The Pentagon has been the victim of a cyber attack! The weapon in question is a hybrid computer worm rapidly spreading throughout the Pentagon’s thousands of interconnected defense computer networks. No worries, though. The Department of Defense has taken steps to slowing the worm’s advancement by quarantining networks and systems until its removal. Though the entry point ...

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Use Your Phone To Control Your Door Locks

If you’ve ever lost your keys while out on the town, you know there’s no way in hell you’re getting them back. Luckily, we tend to clutch our cellphones dear to our heart, never letting them out of our site. If you have a Schlage LiNK system, you need not worry about having keys anymore. Essentially, the LiNK system uses ...

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Sniffing Keystrokes By Monitoring Magnetic Field

Two doctoral students, Martin Vuagnoux and Sylvain Pasini from the Security and Cryptography Laboratory at the Swiss Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, have discovered a potential threat to security that declares keyboards “unsafe to transmit sensitive information”. By monitoring signals produced by keystrokes, the researchers were able to reproduce what had been typed on 11 different keyboards using a variety ...

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RFID Passports: Are They Secure?

Need even more proof that RFID doesn’t improve security? According to a group of hackers who bypassed an ePassport RFID authentication at an Amsterdam airport, RFID passports aren’t as secure as people think. Using software to design custom identities as well as convincing scanners to accept fabricated RFID chips, the hackers got around security without raising suspicion. They used an ...

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