Get Alerts of Account Hack Attempts


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Computer Security (Photo credit: Don Hankins)


Fake Passwords Send Alerts When Hackers Try To Access Your Accounts
‘This particular idea stems from a common practice amongst companies of creating “honeypot” accounts. Fake user accounts which don’t belong to anyone, but when accessed send an alert the company, letting them know there is an attempted hack underway.

‘The new measure would mean each account has a file that stores multiple cryptographically hashed passwords. If a hacker managers to crack these hashes, they would still have no way of determining which password is the real one. When they try to enter one of the fake passwords, a “honeychecker” would alert administrators of the hack attempt…’
honeychecker

The difference Between Hacks and Tricks
The Biggest Hacks Of This Year Weren’t Hacks — They Were Tricks
This hack, technically, was a three-part phishing scam.

‘Yesterday, The Onion’s tech team penned a blog post explaining Monday’s social media hack in elaborate detail. It lays out in plain language exactly out how employees were duped by the Syrian Electronic Army — the hacktivist group that’s been terrorizing major media outlets for weeks now. BuzzFeed was targeted with an identical attack last week.

‘The takeaway: This was hardly a hack. This was a series of tricks — of small lies, fake links, and webpages, and simple human deception…’
buzzfeed

Get Emergency Power from a Phone Line
‘What do you do if the power is out and you need to charge your cell phone to make an emergency phone call? Don’t worry. There are plenty of potential power sources all around you. One of them is the phone line. In this instructable, I am going to show you how you can use the phone line to power your small electronic such as your phone or other USB devices in an emergency…’
instructions

Just another spy tool
Sound Camera shows you the source of noises

‘If you work with machinery, engines or appliances of any type, then you’ve likely experienced the frustration of hearing a troublesome noise coming from somewhere, but not being able to pinpoint where. If only you could just grab a camera, and take a picture that showed you the noise’s location. Well, soon you should be able to do so, as that’s just what the SeeSV-S205 sound camera does…’
gizmag

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