7 weird smart devices you didn’t know you wanted

Many smart devices made our lives exponentially more convenient, such as the smartphone, remotely accessible security cameras, and many others. There are even some devices out there that you didn’t know you needed it until you saw it, such as a smart fridge or a smart doorbell. Still, other Internet-connected devices on the market fall into a category of their …

Internet of Things Security is Broken. CUJO is Fixing It.

Security expert Bruce Schneier has said that someone, somewhere “is learning how to take down the internet” using distributed-denial-of-service attacks. Hackers are evaluating servers around the world to identify the internet’s weak points and the most effective ways of bringing it down. Recently, the internet infrastructure company Dyn was attacked by hackers. Users around the world felt it as their …

Parental Controls

Why Are Parental Controls Important?

Years ago, it was a bit easier to control exactly what your children were doing and what they saw online, as there were fewer devices available. Of course, today, things are a bit different. Most households have several devices that are capable of getting on the Internet or that can access to questionable content. Fortunately, there are many parental controls …

Benefits of Connected Home Devices and Security Systems

Young people today do not know just how good they have when it comes to all the technological wonders available in the world. For those of an older generation, it can often feel as though we are living in a world of The Jetsons or Star Trek.  Almost everyone is online through their computers, tablets, smartphones, or a plethora of …

How secure are your wearables?

How secure are wearables?

Wearables are back, and this time they have more to offer. Apple Watch is essentially just another attractive surveillance device, one that you wear on your wrist rather than hold in your hand. Wearables are great at producing data. Alongside the now conventional internet and telephone data sensors to quantify your body’s vital statistics are designed-in. With devices like Fitbit, …

Baby Monitors hacked

How to protect your baby monitors and webcams from hackers

We can keep tabs on everything now. Methods of recording the world around us are so commonplace, so designed in, that we can forget that we’ve opened a new type of window into our private lives. The ability to gain access to something like your email account or credit card can reveal lots about a person. But the proliferation of …