02 August 2012

Privacy, secret agent style

hey guys,
i thought i would do a post for those of you who value your privacy
but don't want the hassle of having to enter a password every time you lock your computer down
and get back from that niffy thing your someone called you for ........ or what about people coming and sitting right over your shoulder when you are using your computer ? don't we all hate that huh?......
well i got things you probably never even heard of so let's cut the intro and get to point shall we ?

Privacy monitor

      This is the  ultimate privacy technique i have seen yet and by far it is not for the weak of the heart ....you need to modify a friggin' monitor!(partly). Finally you can do something with that old LCD monitor you have in the garage or wherever ,You can turn it into your very own privacy monitor!, It looks all white to everybody except you, because you are wearing "magic" glasses! cool eh? All you really have to have is a pair of old   glasses, x-acto knife or a box cutter and some solvent (paint thinner) and ofcourse an old(or new?) LCD monitor see if you can get one on the cheaps..
screwdriver or a drill,paper towels,superglue etc common stuff right?
(check out the DiY here)  you wont be able to watch movies together with some one unless you make extra glasses  but for the result it is a small price to pay , perhaps, this could be your secondary monitor who knows!!!! it's definatly on my to do list once i have 2 LCD's

 Pen-drive key

If you use a password to prevent access to your computer , you are missing out on an alternate,more secure,and quick way to lock/unlock  your computer.come on using your pendrive for security is cool as it is ,but it means an added layer to the security predator a program designed specifically for that is  a free Windows software ,that  turns your USB drive into a key and locks your computer when ever it's removed. To unlock your computer, you'll have to plug the USB drive back in. if Having a secret-agent-style security was not enough if someone attempts to access your computer without the USB flash drive they will be displayed the classic/epic "Access Denied" message with a siren beep from your speakers.
are you convinced yet? then  follow these steps 

  1. Download and install Predator (D'oh)
  2. Once Predator launches,you must  plug in your USB drive. nothing on the drive will be deleted or changed, so you can  use your primary USB drive aswell.....
  3. once you insert the drive, a dialog box appears asking you to create a password. Click OK to continue.In the Preferences window, take note of a few key settings. First, enter a secure, unique password in the "New password" field. If you lose your USB drive, you'll use it to unlock your computer.
  4. In the Preferences window, take note of a few key settings. First, enter a secure, unique password in the "New password" field. If you lose your USB drive, you'll use this to unlock your computer.for extra security , you can use the Always Required box so you'll be asked to enter the password as-well as  thumbdrive to unlock your PC.
  5. lastly , in the Flash Drives  section , select your USB  drive and , click "Create key" and then OK.
Predator will now exit. When it does, click the Predator icon in the taskbar to restart the program. 
A few seconds later, the icon will turn green, alerting you that Predator is running.
Every 30 seconds, Predator will check to see that your USB drive is plugged in. 
If it isn't, your computer will dim and lock down. more info

Tell me about how you protect your PC ? what were your experiences with the above tricks? have a trick of your own share with me in the comments and don't forget to like us on fb.....