Tagged: Security

Extremely cut-resistant zip tie-style OttoLock for your bike

OttoLock for bike

Bikes are prone to theft; cyclists realize the fact but move out with their bikes without an appropriate lock because most of the bike locks out there are either too bulky or difficult to use. Offering a lightweight and easy to use, secure solution, Otto DesignWorks has launched a Kickstarter campaign for OttoLock, a cut-resistant zip tie like lock for bikes and more. OttoLock measures 18mm wide and features multiple layers of high-temper stainless steel with highly durable plastic coating. A layer of Kevlar in the lock makes it too good for bolt cutters and other tools to breach through. Read More…

Seek Thermal CompactPRO – Thermal imaging camera accessory for smartphones

Seek Thermal CompactPRO camera

Seeing thermal signatures in the dark has its own advantage, especially when you are searching for someone in pitch dark or maybe looking out for dangerous wild animal in the wild. Or perhaps seeking out the problem area in a commercial setting, like a gas leak. The advantages of thermal imaging are countless and it’s an exciting prospect to own a thermal imaging camera. But they don’t come cheap, do they? Seek Thermal imaging camera accessory for iOS and Android smartphones created quite a buzz last year and now it has become even better.
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SkySafe promises to safeguard restricted airspace from rouge drones

SkySafe drone security

Drones came, they amused us and now they are a bit of menace. Fact that a drone can fly anywhere and breach any air space makes them dangerous if in the wrong hands. That is why many drone restrictions are now in place to prevent them from going into places they are not meant to be. There have been a handful methods to disable rouge drones and now we have SkySafe. Grant Jordan, a graduate from MIT having computer science degree along with his co-founders has launched this drone protection method which has raised $3 million funding.
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3 devices that are vulnerable to hacking

Gadgets hacking

Connecting devices like your computer, your phone, and your TV to the internet makes information a lot easier to access, but it also leaves you vulnerable to hackers. In a world dominated by IoT, you cannot be sure who’s snooping in on your modern devices. Having a password or a PIN on your home Wi-Fi network, at a bank machine, or for an online purchase should prevent valuable identity information from being stolen, but are you sure you’re fully protected? Here are three devices you might not realize can be hacked right now.
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Wearsafe Tag is your weapon against sexual assault, to always feel safe

Wearsafe Tag

Wearable technology is changing our lives in more ways than one. The latest example is this gadget which is made for distress situations like someone following you on a lonely street with bad intentions. For females who have to combat everyday bullying and even worse, sexual assault, this gadget is going to be a god sent messenger. Wearsafe Tag is a small wearable which sends an emergency message to your loved ones about your situation and increases your chances of being rescued. The waterproof tag connects to your smartphone and even works 200 feet away from it.
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Drone Catcher is the town’s Spider-man for catching rouge drones

Drone Catcher by Michigan Technological University

Drones have been a bit of headache for authorities and for this purpose some sensitive areas have been marked as restricted for drones. But that doesn’t stop notorious drone owners to fly their machines in placed not intended for them. This has prompted Rastgaar, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University to make a drone catcher which is like superhero of the town saving you from the drone menace.
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Suspected Chinese malware affects Apple App Store in a major security breach

Apple app store hack

Apple invests a lot of time, effort and finances in making sure that its services/products are ultra-secure from hackers and other activities. But Apple has some answering to do as their first ever major security breach of the Apple App Store has left many doubts in the mind of Apple users. The malware codenamed XcodeGhost has been found in many apps and it can potentially damage iOS and Mac devices.
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Range Rover Sentinel – Armored vehicle that’ll keep your family safe from thugs

Land Rover Discovery Sentinel

Jaguar Range Rover has created a SUV that is bulletproof, bombproof and sniper-proof, and they call it the Sentinel. Created by the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division of Range Rover, this full-proof vehicle is the reflection of the brand’s Autobiography SUV and is designed on it. The vehicle is all set to make its debut at the Defense and Security Equipment International Show from 15-18 September at the Excel arena in London. And good news is that the SUV is going to be up for sale this month in Europe, South America, Africa and Middle East at a price tag of €400,000 and will have 3-year/50,000-mile warranty.
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Android security flaw sends affected device into complete paralysis!

android security flaw

Android looks to be having a rough ride in the last couple of days owing to the Stagefright vulnerability that executes malicious codes through Multimedia Messaging System (MMS). Apparently this hack can affect any Android OS from 2.2 to the current 5.1.1 version which accounts for approximately 50% of all the Android-powered devices. Yet another headache just struck Google Android as a hack has propped-up that attacks the mediaserver service which controls video playback on the devices.
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World Cyber War is brewing up, watch it in real-time!

World Cyber attack live map

We humans have taken territorial wars too far in the past and there is no doubt a global war is inevitable any time soon. The world has come to global war twice in the past and we are staring down a third one, believe you me. The criteria and the battlefield won’t be the same however in this global massacre. Why I say it? Well, terrorism and fight for global dominance is going to be so much more than just fighting it out on the battlefield with modern warfare and nuclear weapons. A much more potent weapon is going to change the complexion of war.

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