How To Enable Two-Step Password Authentication On Google

Two-step password authentication is one of the best ways today to protect your accounts from being compromised by nefarious individuals. In most cases, like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, access to your account is tied to both a password, and to a unique code that is generated either via text message or through an application on [...]


Here’s How The iPhone 5S Fingerprint Reader Works

We were almost certain it was coming, and now it’s confirmed: the new iPhone 5S does indeed have a fingerprint reader built right into the home button. You can see how it works in the photo above. The fingerprint reader will enable a whole new level of security for the iPhone and presumably, apps will [...]

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That Public USB Charger Could Upload Malware to Your iPhone in Under 60 Seconds

Have you ever used a public USB charging station at an airport or a convention center to recharge your phone? You may want to think twice about ever doing that again. This summer at the Black Hat security conference, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to demonstrate an iPhone charger that can be [...]


Twitter Introduces Two-Step Authentication To Increase Security For User Accounts

Twitter introduced a new security feature Wednesday that, if enabled on user accounts, will go a long way toward preventing said accounts from being compromised by hackers or “phishers.” Two-factor authentication is the new feature, and it works by requiring a verification code in addition to a user’s password before access is granted to a [...]


Twitter Getting Closer To Two-Step Authentication

After yesterday’s hack of Associated Press’s Twitter account, reports are coming to light that Twitter has been working on a two-step authentication process. Right now, it is still in the internal testing phase and no projection date has been set as to when it will be launched. I am sure a bit of urgency has [...]


This Key Uses Bluetooth To Make Sure You Don’t Lose Your Children Or Valuables

Do you have a problem with misplacing your keys? Or do you have small people (or maybe big “children”) that have a tendency to wander? The makers of hipKey™ felt those pain points and came up with a solution in the form of a small trackable key. I can’t say I’ve never heard of a [...]


I Used Find My Mac To Recover My Stolen Laptop, Now It’s Time For More Advanced Solutions

I’m lucky. Sunday night outside my Seattle apartment, my car was broken into and my backpack was stolen with my MacBook Pro inside. This story ends somewhat happily, as my laptop was recovered by police within four hours of reporting the burglary, but the point of the post is to encourage all readers to protect [...]


Keycard Is A Brilliant, Simple Way To Keep Your Mac Secure When Unattended

Keycard is a Mac application that locks your computer when you walk away, and unlocks it again when you return, just by pairing with your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth. Why You Need It Whether you’re using a Mac that never leaves the desk (iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro), or a MacBook that moves [...]


MasterCard is adopting new credit card technology for a more secure card

The next big thing in ‘credit card technology’ seems to be making it’s way to Singapore. The card has buttons and an LCD screen that will only allow payment from the card if the user enters their PIN number. The problem? This isn’t new technology. I read an article on this technology from Geekologie back [...]


Lockitron: Lock your door from anywhere in the world

Locking the front door is one of the most basic habits during the daily morning routine however, the act has become so second nature to some of us that it leaves us questioning if the door really is locked in the first place. (Trust me, I’ve found myself wondering more often than not if I [...]

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