Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Ramdon IT Stuff
Google Mail Security

Just how secure is a GMail account? And what lengths does one have to go to in order to regain access to an account if it is hacked?
For those who use free public domain e-mail system for some casual correspondences probably would never need to worry about the security issues mentioned in this article. However, in a nutshell, GMail is very good for most people but as a precaution, always use https instead of http. The extra "s" means "secure". Therefore, always use when you are browsing your e-mail if you need extra security.

Australia’s geekiest geek
Jonathan Oxer, arguably Australia's biggest geek, has a chip embedded in his arm so that he can open the door to his house without a key. The chip, is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted with a syringe.

He has the whole house “wired” up. For example, Oxer's doorbell doesn't ring - instead, button presses are detected by a computer, which then activates a camera to stream video to TVs around the house showing who is at the door. If nobody is home, a picture message is sent to Oxer's mobile and he can choose to let the person in remotely.
To find out more about this guy, click here. I think this is the ultimate application of technology into home automation.

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