Security

I Never Forget an Ear: Airport Security to Integrate Ear Scanning Technology

Sure, fingerprints and facial recognition are all well and good, but there’s always some sort of catch. Fingerprints and faces change with age and wrinkling, but researchers believe that ears are a different story. Pretty much from birth, ear shape remains consistent and is about as unique as a fingerprint. “There are a whole load of structures in the ear ...

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Comics Made with CAPTCHAs

CAPTCHAs are good for other things beside security and the occasional laugh. For one, they can fulfill dreams. They can destroy dreams too. They can be the stuff of our nightmares. But they can also be inspirational. These CAPTCHAs inspired an artist to create comics devoted to the word combinations. These internet security-inspired comics are so cool and so puntastic ...

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11 Completely Insincere Steps to Safeguarding Your Home Against Burglars

Some of these might actually work if you were ridiculous enough to pull it off, or if your would-be thieves were really, really stupid. For one, everyone knows a simple Dell sticker wouldn’t cover the MacBook’s Appleness because there is no way to cover up its halo or the omnipresent glow that surrounds your levitating body when you use one. ...

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Facebook Has 11,701 Compromised Pages

Feeling secure today? A new report from AVG warns users against social networking sites and the potential for pages that compromise security. Through their research of social networking sites, AVG found 20,000 compromised pages in all, 11,701 of which are on Facebook. YouTube tallied 7,163 compromised pages. “The fact that we found almost 20,000 compromised web pages should make social ...

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Suitcase Stickers: The Easy Way to Encourage a Strip Search

So you’ve had your eye on a certain special female airport security guard for quite a while now, but every attempt at making conversation has ended in utter defeat. Yeah, right, she has “work to do.” We’ve heard that one before. But she’ll have no choice but to fondle us now. Suitcase Stickers add a healthy hint of that bad ...

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I Knew There Was a Reason I Liked Facebook

Sure, you can conjecture that this CAPTCHA actually says “infinite been” rather than “infinite beer,” but guess who doesn’t care? I sure as hell don’t! I’m way too trashed to feel emotion. Shit, I can’t even feel my toes. So how can I be held responsible for perhaps misreading a poorly captured security tool. That’s what infinite beer will do ...

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Hitch Safe: More Useful Than Truck Nuts

As far as truck accessories go, I’d much rather have something useful, such as the Hitch Safe, rather than a pair of saggy balls hanging from the back of my bumper. The ingenious Hitch Safe slides out after its two security bolts are unhinged to reveal a little cubby for anything you might want to hide in the rear end ...

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iPhone Extortion Plot Takes Advantage of Jailbreaking

So you think you’re real smooth jailbreaking your iPhone, huh? Really pulled the wool over the eyes of Apple, you did. Dutch jailbreakers beware. A hacker from the Netherlands was recently able to conive a series of Dutch iPhone users into using his software to “jailbreak” their device. When the supposed jailbreak is complete and the phone is rebooted, users ...

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Because People Never Take Other People’s Newspapers…

This anti-theft Newspaper Laptop Sleeve seems sort of counter-productive to me. Don’t people take other peoples’ newspapers all of the time? If I see a random newspaper sitting on a table, I’m picking that baby up and reading. So, in all actuality, you might be setting yourself up for even a higher chance of theft. But whatever, it looks pretty ...

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