Security

Yubico YubiKey 4 hardware security key review

In today’s world of technology and internet security, there always seems to be a website being hacked and personal details being compromised.  A password, even a complex one, isn’t really enough.  Luckily there are a few options out there to make our data a bit safer. You can use two-factor authentication with software (using an authenticator …

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There’s no need for a guard dog when you have a GuardPeanut!

I got a giggle out of the thought of this gadget because I was imagining an angry little peanut screaming at the dog in a tiny voice, “There’s a new sheriff in town!” while protecting my bag of Doritos or something. However, after reading what it can do, I can definitely see how it could be …

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Would you trust John McAfee with your passwords?

  The name McAfee will sound familiar to a lot of people reading this story because John McAfee is the founder of the McAfee anti-virus software that a lot of us have or had on our Windows PCs. John is a colorful character to say the least. He’s no longer associated with the anti-virus software …

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LarryAlert is a portable security device

We’ve reviewed a dozen or more wireless cameras that can be used as a home security system. They are usually setup to send alerts to mobile devices when detecting motion or sound. These simple systems are a viable alternative to higher priced systems that require a hefty monthly fee and significantly more complex installation. They …

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The Package Guard protects your packages when you can’t

If you watched the news during the Christmas holidays you probably saw some video of a package being stolen off of someone’s porch. This is an all too common issue during the holiday season and is becoming more prevalent during the non-holiday times with online ordering and delivery growing. The Package Guard Kickstarter project hopes …

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Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlock review

I hate keys!  I’ve replaced all of the entry locks at my house and summer cabin with either touchscreen or push button locks.  Up until now, I  didn’t find a viable alternative to the padlocks I have to secure my property around the house or at work.  The Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlock has made …

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Neposmart Intelligent Garage Controller / Security Camera review

When fellow Gadgeteer, Dave Rees, came to me and asked me to review a garage door controller, I was unsure, since I had no experience messing with garage door openers. Since it came with free installation, I agreed. A garage door controller and monitor is quite a bit outside of the box for me, but …

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The Quicklock Bluetooth and RF door lock review

I one day hope to live in a world where I can leave the house with only my smartphone in my pocket. I want to unlock my doors, start my car, make payments, etc., all from my smartphone. Devices like the Quicklock are helping us to rapidly approach that future. The Quicklock is a Bluetooth …

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3M Privacy Filters can help prevent visual hacking

This post brought to you by 3M Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. How many times have you sat next to a stranger on a bus, train, plane, or at a cafe, with your laptop or tablet’s screen visible? Most of you will say, that it happens to you …

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Comfortable, pickpocket-resistant pants for work or travel

These slacks from Bluff Works can be worn at work or on your day off, and they offer special, secure pockets to protect your gear when you travel.  They have a couple of hidden zippered pockets – one in front to hold a passport and one in the back that can hold an oversized travel …

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