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I am very skilled in cursive handwriting, and I can tell you that such skill has little to no effect in forging another person's signature. Most often, people forget how cursive really works and just memorize a fast signature. This makes scrawled messes like you can usually find on a doctor's note common, and any real ability in cursive only makes you more ...


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I realize this is a fairly old post, but I found some information that is applicable and contributes to the conversation. Pictured below is a key decoder, used by lock smiths to identify the height of each cut in a key, allowing the key smith to determine the code used to describe a particular key. As you can see, different companies use different sets of ...


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When using public services like IFTTT you must assume that you will be hacked. And then assess what can happen with all the knowledge a hacker may gain: switching on a light? Probably not a big deal fiddling with the thermostat? Except if your parents live in extreme climate conditions, this is not a big deal either notification? depends on the kind of ...


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There are some devices like that, but there's actually an easier approach. If you really want to keep your screen from being seen then you can make your screen a privacy screen. When someone tries to look at this from odd angles, they can't see anything but dark grey. The screen filters are easy to find at many online retailers(search privacy screen filter)....


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Yes. There are 'screen-protectors', or anti-glare protectors. A kind of foil you put on your screen so you can only see your screen in a specific angle (your angle). The other person would have hard times viewing your screen. NSA-employers are forced to use this. Also, on most Unix(-like) systems when you put in your password in the terminal, no asterix-...


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Camera to Record Login An adversary of this caliber could install a camera to record your keyboard login. A low tech solution would be to have a keyboard cover though a thermal imaging camera could be used. So choosing the right fabric is key. The technology solution would be 2-factor (i.e. smart card, biometrics, etc.). In your case it seems best to use a ...


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Information security is about the protecting the integrity,confidentiality, and availability of information. Without being able to protect the information and make it available to those who require it even during a natural disaster could mean the end of a business. I helped to develop Business Continuity Plans where one of the critical requirements was ...



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