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Articles tagged with: encryption

iTwin Allows Unlimited Wireless Remote Access!

The iTwin is a remarkable device, looking more like a double-sided USB key. In actuality the iTwin allows for wireless and secure file sharing between two computers. Once the iTwin has been separated and inserted into two different online computers anywhere in the world!

The remote sharing is perfectly secure since it doesn’t require the user to set a password but it automatically generates a long random string as a password to ensure secure sharing.

New Cloudbox From Lacie Keeps Your Data Safe

LaCie now has a new cloud storage system called the CloudBox that is essentially a hard drive that backs up your files both locally and wireless to a cloud-based platform. When it comes to data protection, you’re always going to want to have a backup in case there are technical difficulties over the cloud (on the web).

For $200 a year, users will get 100GB of cloud data storage. The device itself costs $200 and the first year of storage is free. Users can then opt to either renew the contract or drop the cloud service.

Visa And Square Partner Up To Buff Up Security

Since Visa’s investment with the mobile payment company, Square, we see that the two have announced a new version of the Square dongle that adds encryption and enhances security. Square has received much criticism in the past from Verifone, claiming that Square’s system is insecure and outdated.

Although Square has denied these allegations (who wouldn’t deny such allegations?), the company has introduced a new version of the Square reader that employs encryption, hinting that perhaps they did agree that security needed to be enhanced. Of course all this comes after Sony’s PlayStation Network gets hacked, is down for seven days, and has personal information of 70 million members stolen.

Introducing The All-New iStorage 256-Bit Encrypted Hard Drive

IT and business professionals worldwide, listen up! iStorage has introduced the world’s first portable, hardware encrypted drive, featuring PIN code access and storage capacities as large as 3TB! The device comes in a 3.5-inch form factor and has USB 3.0 support. A key player in portable storage and digital encryption, iStorage offers 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB versions of its latest military-grade, secure hard drive. This is the perfect drive for consumers who crave security and won’t settle for anything less when it comes to their important data.

iPhone And iPad Records Locations And Timestamps In Unencrypted File

According to Radar.Oreilly, the new iOS software installed on your iPhone or 3G iPad, regularly records the position of your device into a hidden file. This data stores a comprehensive list of locations and time stamps in a database. To add to the mystery, the file lacks any sort of encryption or protection, leaving the sensitive data at risk to be seen by other individuals. It is unclear what Apple is doing with the information or whether they even know about it. I believe it may be used in the event of a theft, but this is just a guess.

Kingston’s Ultra Secure DataTraveler 4000-M Managed

Kingston has been known to be one of the best memory modules out in the market. Although they do not offer the cheapest prices, they offer quality that lasts a lifetime and I always choose Kingston whenever I have the opportunity. Kingston is well known for making both computer memory and USB drives (also called thumb drives). The company is now responsible for making government-level USB keys that are tailored for business professionals who could not risk their sensitive computer data being lost.

With the high security offered by BlockMaster, the ultra secure thumb drive is called the DataTraveler 4000-M Managed. The “Managed” refers to a “fully managed version of the company’s DataTraveler 4000 product.”

Hack Decyphers iPhone, iPad, or iPod Passwords

Researchers at the Fraunhofer, a German institute for information technology, have uncovered a way to decipher passwords from some of Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) in less than six minutes. They were able to do this from a locked device without having to crack the device’s pass code!!. Their hack was performed on an iPhone.


The hack requires jail breaking and installing SSH on the iPhone or iPad and was done to target Keychain, Apple’s password-management system. The team uncovered that the secret password encryption is based on the device operating system default password and they explained it on a research paper they published. See below. This means any one with access to the device can create keys from without having to hack the encrypted and secret passcode.