Use An Alternative Keyboard Layout On A Mac Login Screen For Security

Mac: Your Mac is really only as safe as your initial login password. If you’re worried that someone will get past it, Macworld shows you how to use an alternative keyboard layout to throw them off your trail.


Build A Wireless Home Security System With An Arduino

Making your own security system isn’t too hard. If you’d like one that is cheap and simple, Instructables user deba168 shows how to make a wireless motion detector with an Arduino.


Focus Stops People Scrolling Through Photos You Don't Want To Share

Android: When you hand your phone over to friends so they can see a particular photo, you may find they often swipe through your other images while they’re at it. To protect your privacy, Focus blocks access to photos other than those you select.


WhoHasAccess Shows You Who Still Has Permissions To Your Google Drive

If you use Google Drive to collaborate as often as we do around here, you probably don’t have time to go back and clean up permissions or old files when you’re through with them. WhoHasAccess is a web app that shows you all of the people and permissions you’ve granted so you can tighten up your security.


Superman Wants To Neck-Snap You Online

According to the latest research report from security vendor McAfee, Superman is the biggest malware magnet when it comes to online superhero searches. Other dangerous caped crusaders include Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Thor. Read on to see how each superhero ranked.


Hackers Reportedly Collect Over A Billion Passwords

A Russian gang has compromised and stolen over a billion credentials from 420,000 web sites, according to a new report by The New York Times and security research firm Hold Security.


Minilock Securely Encrypts And Shares Files With Minimal Effort

Chrome: There are a million ways to share files on the internet, but not all of them are secure. While encrypted file transfers exist, Minilock provides one of the simplest methods for doing so.


10 Malware Removal Apps Tested, Malwarebytes Comes Out On Top

A recent test done by the independent antivirus research group AV-TEST — whose tests we’ve mentioned in the past — took a look at the performance of today’s most popular malware-removal applications. Most of the applications performed well, but only Malwarebytes — a free download — managed a perfect score.


Swipe To The Right To Copy 1Password Passwords

1Password is a great tool for remembering your passwords. Here’s a little shortcut for the mobile app you might not know: swipe to the right over a password to copy it.


Basic Home Security Systems Are Not As Safe As You Might Think

Many of us feel completely safe in a home protected by an automated security system, but security researchers Logan Lamb and Silvio Cesare found some easily-replicated ways to get past some of the most popular security system brands.