security stories

 
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.
 
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.

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