Security

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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1.1.1.1 – DNS for faster, more private browsing

You can think of DNS (domain name system) as the directory of the internet. It’s the thing that connects the name of a website (google.com) to its IP address (8.8.8.8). With every action that requires internet access, the first thing that needs to happen is your device looking up the address of a domain. And …

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Tapplock one smart fingerprint padlock review

Today most of the products we use are more secure than ever and security features like fingerprint sensors are commonplace in high-tech items like phones, tablets, and laptops. Now Tapplock has taken that technology and put it into a paddock. The Tapplock one combines today’s technology with unbreakable durability. It’s the padlock reimagined and I …

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Increase your security and peace of mind with this doorstop when you travel

I’ve seen a lot of security devices for travelers, but many of them tend to be alarms that sound when someone attempts to open the door.  The Veritas Travelers Doorstop is designed more to keep out intruders than to merely alert you to someone breaking in.  It’s made of a solid aluminum wedge with a …

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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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