Historically, when home monitoring or engaging in your own do-it-yourself security, the ability to see and possibly hear what was going on was good enough. For the most part, video quality suffered with the trade-off for low bandwidth.
At least every second day I get a security alert supposedly from my bank or some other service notifying me that something has gone awry and that I must sign in to fix the problem. More often than not there’s a link embedded in the email that I’m urged to click on immediately. Thus far, virtually all of them have been phishing expeditions by less than scrupulous individuals in an attempt to defraud me. However, one that arrived today from Evernote’s Operations and Security Team is real.
Viruses, Trojans and any other “nastyware” that infect your computer are never a good thing and once they get in it’s sometimes really hard to get them out. Even worse, trying to run removal software can sometimes be a challenge.
If you haven’t changed your LinkedIn password recently, now you might just have to. Reports had surfaced earlier that a file containing 6.5 million encrypted passwords have been leaked and posted on a Russian hacker site, might be from LinkedIn accounts and many of those have already been cracked. As it turns out, they were.
You reach for your phone and you soon discover that you don’t have it. You ask yourself where did I have it last? Was it the bank, the bar or the bathroom? Of course, it’s also in silent mode so even if you dial your own number you won’t hear it. Sound familiar? I’m sure it does, so the good folks at ZOMM have designed the ZOMM Wireless Leash to alert you when you get separated from your smartphone. It can also potentially save your life.