Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Cellophane tape is your friend
When not using your webcam unplug it from your computer. You can also slap a small square of cellophane tape over the camera lense on your laptop. Use a physical cover to mask your smartphones camera lense.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Encrypt Your Dropbox Files
If you were mightily annoyed or even downright peeved with the recent Dropbox fiasco wherein the company all but admitted that data stored on its site can be accessed by employees then check out SecretSync. Files residing in the SecretSync folder within Dropbox are, of course, synced like any others even amongst numerous computers and are always encrypted when online. So, unless they are in your physical control they're encrypted and no one can access them. Neat, heh? Here is the FAQ for further clarification.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
iPhone Tracker Revealed
A story from the Guardian reveals Apple keeps a file on the iPhone and iPad that contains the latitude and longitude of the phone's recorded positions coupled with a time stamp. When synchronised with the owners computer this file is copied over resulting in two copies. The file data can be accessed with mimimal effort by anyone with possession of the device(s). You can access this file with this handy application called IphoneTracker. The only saving grace is that the file is apparently not uploaded to Apple. Stay tuned for the fallout from this.