Security

Akita connected home Wi-Fi security watchdog review

REVIEW – The Internet of Things (IoT).  That’s the term applied to essentially all connected devices that bring us the ability to control various items via connected apps on our PCs, tablets, and phones.  As soon as we do that, we open potential doors into our networks for bad guys to hack in and do …

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Arcanus 55 Private Wealth Safe review

REVIEW – The Arcanus 55 Personal Wealth Safe (a.k.a. Privacy Paranoid Vault) is a combination of a sophisticated, encrypted 16 GB USB drive and a rugged, waterproof, electronically isolated vault designed to protect the USB drive and other small items. What is it? The Arcanus 55 Personal Wealth Safe (a.k.a. Privacy Paranoid Vault) is a …

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Here are a couple of inexpensive tips for covering up the cameras (or LED lights) on your devices

ARTICLE – I love my gadgets, but I don’t want to worry about the cameras on those devices getting hacked, so I cover many of them up. Am I paranoid? Maybe, but I know I’m not the only one concerned about this so I thought I’d pass on my tips to those of you who …

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SecureDrive KP hardware encrypted external portable harddrive review

REVIEW – I’ve been into computing for many years and I’ve collected a good amount of data that has to be kept secure. When the opportunity to review the SecureDrive came along, I figured this would be a good time to implement even better security than I previously had. What is it? The SecureDrive KP …

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Ankle bracelets, they aren’t just for criminals anymore

NEWS – Tampa Bay Monitoring out of Tampa Florida offers a monthly service that will let parents keep tabs on their teens by having them wear a trackable ankle bracelet just like the ones that people who are on house arrest might wear. No, I’m not kidding. Their service allows the choice of two different …

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Protect your medications or small valuables with the iKeyp smart, connected personal safe

NEWS – iKeyp was originally conceived as a small safe to protect your medications, but the designers quickly realized it could also protect your passport, jewelry, or other small valuables.  It’s sized to fit inside some deeper medicine cabinets, but you can use it on a shelf or in a drawer.  It’s also small enough …

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eBlocker Family anonymous surfing gadget review

REVIEW – Whenever I surf the internet or go”window shopping” or even look up something specific online, I notice that shortly thereafter, the items that I viewed pop up as ads on other websites that I visit. I soon realized that the ads “follow me” as a marketing tool that companies customize based on my online …

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Stop opportunistic thieves with the Master Lock Personal Safe

NEWS – Do you ever place your phone, keys, or wallet on the table in the coffee shop or library?  Do you ever get distracted while reading or people watching?  If you do both simultaneously, you could find someone has snatched your personal items before you even notice.  With the Master Lock Personal Safe, you …

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Cheap webcam privacy cover review

REVIEW – By now, everyone reading this post probably has a piece of opaque tape over the webcam on their laptop. We’ve seen the horror stories, TV shows, and news articles about cameras being hacked, as well as the famous picture of Mark Zuckerberg with tape over his laptop’s webcam. Now, rather than this ugly solution, …

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Yubico’s YubiKey Now Comes to iOS with LastPass Support

One of my favorite hardware security key vendors that I’ve reviewed here on The Gadgeteer is introducing a new Mobile SDK for iOS for developers. It allows any iOS mobile app to add support for hardware-based two-factor authentication (2FA) using YubiKey OTP over NFC. The awesome password manager software LastPass has released the latest version …

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This biometric safe will make you feel like James Bond

Remember the touch pads and retinal scanners featured in James Bond films and other thrilling movies? Now you can purchase a gadget that fits into your favorite on-screen storylines. The Barska AX11224 Biometric Home Safe doesn’t require keys you might misplace, nor does it use lock combinations. Instead, this product stores up to 30 fingerprints …

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