If you were on Twitter earlier this morning, you may have noticed that a slew of tweets looked like gibberish, some from some pretty serious sources, such as the White House Press Secretary. It was all thanks to a virus...
Forever worried about evildoers stealing your credit card? A new kind of card that hides your account info unless you punch in a code is designed to put those fears to rest.
Why would you need a wallet made of stainless steel? Well, you've probably seen ads for credit cards that allow you to just touch them against a sensor to pay for things. You might even have one! And, well, those cards are pretty vulnerable to being compromised by hackers.
Remember that skeletal body scanner in Total Recall? A group of researchers from Wright State Research Institute wants to turn that little piece of science fiction into real life, with a scanner that can ID terrorists by analyzing their skeletal structure from up to 150 feet away.
This innocent looking USB drive has only one purpose, to download and copy most types of data stored on an iPhone. That means everything including your text messages, voice memos, photos, GPS tracking info, and web searches can be copied quickly be anyone who gets access to your phone for a few minutes.
This has got to be the most adorable futuristic security system ever. The Scandicraft is a Norwegian quadrocopter drone that has its own little house that looks like a mailbox.
With full body scanners people have two big concerns: the amount of harmful radiation involved, and if it will reveal the details of one's body. A company called ThruVision is demoing a next gen system that's radiation-free and doesn't give anything away.
Designer Steve Hunt's gorgeous Halo bicycle lock has already sold us on its looks, but it's got a neat claim to fame to boot: wireless security. If anyone tampers with the Halo and/or makes off with your bike, you'll know about it right when it happens.
Right now, the data you find on the Internet is more or less eternal. Sites come and go, sure, but traces remain, and as long as there's someplace to store information that information will persist. Maybe it shouldn't, according to a Dutch researcher, as if data degraded over time we'd more security and less piracy.
DARPA and Dallas's Southern Methodist University have teamed up to build a better retinal scanner. Ideally you'd want someone standing still, looking straight forward, and scan the full eye. Now? DARPA and SMU claim they could possibly scan all the eyes in an unaware crowd.