Tag Archives: Security

The Deep Dark Web and the Future of the Internet…

More than any other technology the world wide web has changed our planet. Enabling a myriad of other technologies while bringing the world closer together, it is transformative but the web itself continues to evolve and transform. Not only has the technology behind the web changed but the way we use it and the way the information contained within the web is used has also changed.

These changes have seen the rise of a new type of internet, the deep web and the dark web. With the rise of these new webs a new name was given to first web, it is now known as the Surface Web. To clear up any confusion here is how you tell them apart.

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Keyless Unlawful Entry, Stealing Cars using a Key Relay Device…

Law enforcement officials around the world are constantly facing new challenges when it comes to unscrupulous individuals taking other people’s stuff. The latest challenge for police is the Key Relay Deice that can be used to steal your car by transmitting its fob signal to open and start the car with almost no effort.

Security experts have been aware of the Key Relay Devices since 2011 but in recent years their use has become more wide spread. As you will see from the video below thieves using a key relay device are able to simply stand within the transmission range of your key fob and using a relay transmitter send the signal to another relay device held near your car and hey presto your car is opened. This isn’t a security flaw but a natural by-product of cars using a proximity sensor to unlock the car, if you must press an open the doors button on your fob your car isn’t susceptible to this attack.

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What is your Password?

With the subject of cyber security hot on everyone’s minds Jimmy Kimmel has posed the question ‘What is your Password?’ Sending reporters to the streets for a quick test of our security awareness and to generate laughs along the way. The most surprising finding however is how many people are willing to give away their password to a complete stranger while on TV.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the on the street security check of the funny kind. Highlighting the need for everyone to take their own security more seriously, or less seriously I’m not sure as I was laughing too hard during the clip. Sit back, relax and prepare to take a security lesson at Jimmy Kimmel’s school of comedy.

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The GeckoEye Solar Security Camera takes Peace of Mind to the Cloud…

GeckoEye the wireless solar powered security kit with cloud storage is seeking funding via crowd sourcing site IndieGoGo, and they need our help.

This sleek home security gadget is doing things a little differently, taking security cameras past the reach of power cables and all the way to the cloud. A good idea that needs a bit of a kick start.

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DCentral1 for Android, Identifying Leaky Applications and Stopping Prying Eyes…

In the brave new world that is our everyday connected lives security is an ever increasingly important subject.

In an effort to secure our mobile devices wild man John McAfee has released DCentral1, the application that will demonstrate where your private information is leaking from.

For those concerned about the security of their Android gadgets DC1 is set to come to your rescue. DC1 is ready to scan and report on any nefarious applications leaking your personal information to the World Wide Web. Informing you of the apps that are up to no good, and then giving you the option to uninstall them.

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