Some time ago, I experimented with SignWave Unlock Free for Windows by Battelle.
This was software for my Leap controller that promised to use the shape of my hand as a biometric mechanism to unlock my workstation.
This app was only available for Windows and was a general disappointment.
My co-worker was able to unlock my workstation “handily” in about 30 seconds flat. We reproduced this failure several times, just to be sure. You can watch us do the “hack” here.
These hands are different, yet both unlocked my Windows workstation with the SignWave app.
I recently saw an application being advertised via the Leap motion newsletter that interested me, and when I plugged mine in and fired up their airspace market place, I was delighted to see that Battelle had released the Mac version of SignWave Unlock Free.
As originally promised, I decided to evaluate it.
Too often I see people waving their smart phones around trying connecting to any wireless access point.
The high cost of cellular data plans and a desire for free internet access will do that to people.
This may sound obvious to those who work in the security field, but many people do not always know where their mobile device is connecting to.
There is a convenience setting on both iOS and Android allowing your smartphone to automatically connect to known networks.
On iOS it is: Ask to Join Networks. On Android it is: Auto-Connect Wi-Fi. Both mobile operating systems are set this way by default.
This is a nice feature, if you approach it from the perspective of convenience.
From a security standpoint, this feature can be abused — you could be connected to a rogue access point where all your info can be accessed by a third party.
The SEA was at it again on Monday when they attempted to gain sympathy from members of the U.S. Marine Corps. How did they do it? By hacking of course!
An article posted on CSO this morning, by Steve Ragan, explains how the SEA were able to redirect traffic going to Marines.com to a propaganda site, asking Marines to not fight against their “Syrian Brothers.”
If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ve probably noticed the New York Times (NYT) website was defaced just two days ago on August 27th. On that same day, The NYT made comments concerning the attack in their blog after the website was restored.
Yesterday, League of Legends developer Riot Games detailed in a blog post that accounts for their North American customers would require a password reset due to a recent security breach. Continue reading