Security

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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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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