Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Related News: The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Wired published an article titled The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home.

In any of those cases, a skilled lock hacker could recreate the key from the photos alone, using increasingly accessible tools like 3D printers, milling machines, or laser cutters. One group of researchers created a project called Sneakey in 2009 that showed they could reproduce keys photographed from nearly 200 feet away and at an angle. In other words, simply leaving your keys hanging from your belt presents a security problem, not to mention letting someone get ahold of them.

That means apps like KeyMe and KeysDuplicated haven’t exactly created the requirement that our physical keys be kept as secret as our digital ones. But they have democratized the security threat: Now even a lockpicking noob like me can demonstrate the danger of letting keys leave their owner’s control.

Source: Wired

Related News: Does Facebook have your payment details? It wants you to go buy stuff

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Does Facebook have your payment details? It wants you to go buy stuff.

On Thursday, Facebook confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it plans on testing “a new payments product that would allow online shoppers to make purchases on mobile apps using their Facebook login information.”

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Senate takes step toward banning stalking software for cellphones

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Senate takes step toward banning stalking software for cellphones.

WASHINGTON — A loophole that permits software companies to sell cyberstalking apps that operate secretly on cellphones could soon be closed by Congress. The software is popular among jealous wives or husbands because it can continuously track the whereabouts of a spouse.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday that makes it a crime for companies to make and intentionally operate a stalking app. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., also would curb the appeal for such inexpensive and easy-to-use programs by requiring companies to disclose their existence on a target’s phone.

Source: AL.com

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