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Articles tagged with: attack

Meet Your Worst Nightmare: The BodyGuard

Meet the BodyGuard. A batman-like electrical glove that features a laser pointer, video camera, and can shock people with 500,000 volts. Please note, this gadget is not intended to be taken to your next business meeting. I’m not quite sure why one would need this, perhaps if you plan on walking through downtown Los Angeles on a dark night?

If it’s supposed to mock a pepper spray gun, it works as intended. I assume that the laser pointer acts as a warning for the possible attacker to back off, and the tazer finishes the job. The ‘gauntlet’ or glove (whatever you like to call it) has a hard outer shell, that may just be the perfect tool to block a strike.

99.7% Of Android Users At Risk To Data Leaks

According to Adrian Kingsley Hughes from ZDNet, 99.7% of Android smartphones are leaking login information for Google services. This massive data leak may allow other cloud-stored information to be leaked as well. Where does this massive leak come from? Apparently, it is based on the way Google requests authentication tokens (tokens that exist to eliminate the hassle of logging in each time into a service).

United States Army Launches Own App Store

Less than a week after announcing Android as a test phone, the US Army has just announced that they will launch a service called Army Marketplace, that will be fully operational in August of this year. The store is currently a restricted website but the army is working a storefront app for smartphones.

The Army Marketplace currently hosts 17 Android Apps and 16 iPhone Apps, and we can’t wait till they hit their 100th app mark. Soldiers can even put in requests for apps they’d like (uh oh) in hopes that their wishes get put into production.

Iranian Government Accused Of Large Scale Internet Attack

The Comodo Group, a New Jersey company, has accused Iran’s government of sponsoring an attempted cyber-attack on Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Skype. Had the attacks not been discovered, these major websites would have been left open to impersonation. The Comodo group sells digital authentication certificates (guarantee whether a website is legitimate or not). The certificates work through a security protocol called SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). The company claimed to have sold nine certificates…