Several years ago, Apple rolled out “two-step verification” to protect your Apple ID. It involved a trusted device, a password, and a recovery key you had to print and save. If you’re like me, you probably filed that key away and forgot it existed.
Security and Privacy
Over the last few years, there have been a few major data and security breaches. Everyone remembers when Target was hit in December of 2013, exposing the credit card information and contact details of more than 70 million people.
Last Saturday, I got up and my wife asked me about a $700 charge on our account. I’m like uh-oh, so I go through the motions to fix it. It happens to lots of us, and sometimes we don’t even know how. A week later I find out: my card was breached when I ordered parts from Char-Broil.
A few weeks ago, I read an article about how a young man by the name of Casey Bennett’s life was saved, courtesy of his Apple Watch in the midst of a car crash. His iPhone slid to a part of the car he could not reach, and with quick thinking, his Apple Watch’s SOS Emergency feature saved the day….
Digital assistants have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Starting with Apple’s clunky early iteration of Siri in 2011, it’s only taken a few years to get here, with multiple competitors in common use (including Cortana and Google Now) and dozens of new versions to come.
If you are looking for a security system that won’t cost an arm and a leg to install and maintain check out the Home8 Security System. It is a complete package in a box that offers your choice of free or inexpensive monitoring for far less than you might expect. It is truly DIY home security done right.
Popular password manager LastPass is warning about a security vulnerability in its browser extension. Based on the wording it appears the vulnerability exists when launching password protected sites via the extension (as opposed to looking up data). LastPass had a reported 7 million users when they were acquired by LogMeIn in 2015.
I am an amateur genealogist, and as such, I’m used to using sites to try to find missing relatives and other connections. With that said, there is one site out there that calls itself a genealogy site, but it is basically a stalker enabler of the highest order: FamilyTreeNow.com. Try searching your name on there, go on … I’ll wait.
If you live in a major city, you know that tourists are easy to spot. There’s something about their clothes, their behavior, the way they try to take in the sights and read the map on their phones all at once, that makes them stand out in a crowd. Unfortunately, there are people out there who try to take advantage…
One of the best home security cameras on the market today, Canary, showed up to Showstoppers at CES 2017 to showcase their Canary Flex HD, the world’s first and only indoor and outdoor, weatherproof, HD security camera that doesn’t need wires.
If you’ve got security on your mind, then you probably have motion-activated flood lights installed around the perimeter of your home. How would you like a light that’s not only motion activated, but that also includes a camera and a two-way speaker? If that sounds good, then you need a MAXIMUS Smart Motion Security Light.
Whether you’re a police officer, fireman, hiker, camper, prepper, hunter, in the military, or just someone who wants a professional grade flashlight that will brilliantly light up objects as far as 100 feet away or more, you should consider the police-grade ASP Turbo CR 920 Lumens LED Flashlight. It’s a brawny, bright, brute of a light.
With all the stories we’ve been hearing about assaults on college campuses, I think that we can agree that the best thing we can do for our kids as they go back to school after the holiday break is to make sure that they are prepared for anything. Accomplish that by sending them back with an ASP Safety Set.
Fibaro, a leading global manufacturer of wireless home automation devices has announced three new products that will be fully compatible with Apple’s popular HomeKit.
Securifi’s Almond 3 Smart Home WiFi System provides expandable wireless coverage for your entire home while also acting as a smart home hub and home security system. The complete system comes with three Almond 3 routers, all of which have touchscreens for simple setup and maintenance and starts at $399.99. It’s an impressive combination of router, home automation, and security.
If you’ve been looking for a great home security camera that not only allows you to monitor what’s going on when you are not there but that doesn’t need to be attached to a wall outlet like most on the market, you really need to check out Logitech’s Logi Circle Cam.
If you are a fan of Apple’s HomeKit, you might have heard a thing or two about a company by the name of Elgato. Well, now the popular smart home product maker announces their Eve Motion wireless motion sensor, and it’s worth checking out.
We’ve got two TCL 4K Roku-enabled televisions in our house, and I feel like TCL is one of those brands that isn’t yet well-known, but they should be. TCL products are extremely well made, they work exactly as promised, and they are generally well priced.
Monitoring your home when you are away is something that can end up being very costly. If you have small children or a pet, you may want to monitor them while you are gone and there is a home security camera called the Home8 Twist HD Camera that you should check out.
With its latest iOS app update, Facebook has brought their new Marketplace to the masses, allowing users to swap and sell products and services as if it were Craigslist. Just one problem: Facebook’s moderation of these posts is severely lacking. I’ve seen a number of “items” for sale that appear to be illegal, including apparent prostitution posts.
Look, it’s an unfortunate reality that the world can be quite unsafe. If you’re a woman out in a situation where you’re drinking, you need to worry about drugs in your drinks, assaults from your Uber driver, and what seems like a million other threats.