In 1851, A Man Picked Two Unpickable Locks and Changed Security Forever

The pursuit of lock picking is as old as the lock, which is itself as old as civilization. But in the entire history of the world, there was only one brief moment, lasting about 70 years, where you could put something under lock and key—a chest, a safe, your home—and have complete, unwavering certainty that no… » 4/17/15 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning's Prison Twitter Account Is a Mystery

On April 3rd, 581 days after a military court sentenced to Chelsea Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking some 750,000 classified documents, Chelsea Manning burst back into the public eye with a new Twitter account. What the hell is she trying to do? We talked to the people running her account to find out. » 4/17/15 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

Ted Cruz's Campaign Website Sure Looks Easy To Hack

As ambitious politicians announce their plans to run for president in 2016, you can be sure that cheeky hackers are gearing up for some good pranks. Who will they hit? Nobody can be sure, but a former developer for the Obama campaign just posted a side-by-side comparison of the security protections on the top four… » 4/13/15 2:45pm Monday 2:45pm

Stop Your Facebook Friends From Tagging You or Posting on Your Profile

Facebook is all well and good, but what's all this interaction about? Turn your back for five seconds and your so-called friends are tagging you in dubious nightspots or posting Rick Astley music videos to your timeline. A quick delve into the security settings for your account can stop this behavior and help you… » 4/09/15 9:56am 4/09/15 9:56am

New FLIR Security Camera Turns Hours Of Footage Into Bite-Sized Clips

A security camera is a useful tool for providing evidence when something obvious happens in your home, but what’s happening during all the other hours it records that you simply don’t have time to watch every night? FLIR’s new FX Wi-Fi camera uses intelligent motion tracking to create a simultaneous replay of… » 4/07/15 11:32am 4/07/15 11:32am

How to Choose the Best Firmware to Supercharge Your Wi-Fi Router

Installing a custom firmware on your Wi-Fi router is like God Mode for your home network. You can see everything going on, boost your Wi-Fi signal, beef up your security, and even do advanced tricks like install your own VPN. Still, there are so many options available it can be tough to pick the right one. Here’s… » 4/01/15 2:22pm 4/01/15 2:22pm

Hillary Clinton's "One Device" for Emails Excuse Was BS

Hillary Clinton told the world that the reason she exclusively used her personal email as Secretary of State because she “wanted the simplicity of using one device.” But thanks to a FOIA request, we now know that Clinton used multiple devices for email, including an iPad and a BlackBerry. She also mixed her personal… » 3/31/15 10:20am 3/31/15 10:20am