Anyone who banks online will know how difficult it can sometimes be to remember multiple passwords and pin numbers on a daily basis. Halifax believes it could have a solution: a wristband that identifies customers by their heartbeat.
Apparently everyone has a unique heart rhythm, which can be used to identify us much in the same way as fingerprints. Customers would put the band on their wrists, which measures their electrocardiogram or ECG. The ECG data is read when a customer wears the band on one wrist and touches the top sensor with a finger on the other hand.Read more
Journalists, PR folk, and anyone else who needs accurate copies of calls over the phone or Skype should check out a new Bluetooth headset. Nowadays there are plenty of headsets out there that give you a comfortable fit or decent sound quality compared to the earbuds that come with our phones, the Bluewire actually can even record conversations.
You don’t even have to make your calls and communicate over the headset. As long as it’s paired to your smartphone, it will record both sides of a conversation, even if it takes place over a different headset you find more comfortable or your in-car audio system.Read more
Security experts at BitDefender demonstrated how is possible to access data exchanged between a smartwatch and a smartphone. The paradigm of Internet of Things is influencing modern society and the way it approaches the technology in everyday life.
An impressive amount of Intelligent devices surround us, but often we ignore the repercussion in term of security and privacy. The IoT devices are designed to improve our experience with technology, but we must consider thta they enlarge our surface of attack. Today we will discuss the risk related to the use of a Smartwatch that is able to dialog with an Android smartphone.Read more
Jawbone wants to become a part of the workday. The company's new service, UP for Groups, will sell discounted fitness trackers to corporate customers who buy in bulk and subscribe to a monitoring service that aggregates data from all the devices.
The target: employers who think nudging their workers toward healthier habits is worth the investment. Jawbone already has been circling the workplace market, and some companies have adopted its bracelets as a way to encourage employees to walk more. But it wasn't until this fall, with the release of Jawbone's cheapest tracking device, that there was an inexpensive option for larger orders.Read more
Computers housing the world’s most sensitive data are usually isolated from the internet. They’re also not connected to other systems that are internet-connected, and their Bluetooth feature is disabled, too. Sometimes, workers are not even allowed to bring mobile phones within range of the computers.
All of this is done to keep important data out of the hands of remote hackers. But these security measures may be futile in the face of a new technique researchers in Israel have developed for stealthily extracting sensitive data from isolated machines — using radio frequency signals and a mobile phone. The attack recalls a method the NSA has been secretly using for at least six years to siphon data in a similar manner.Read more