BlackBerry DTEK60 Review

The BlackBerry name may be synonymous with smartphone security. It was, after all, the device approved for President Barrack Obama. You probably also know that BlackBerry makes Android smartphones. However, I am awesomely surprised with BlackBerry’s latest device, the DTEK60. The DTEK60 easily competes with the best Android smartphones, and reminds us that BlackBerry is still alive and kicking. Announced in January this…

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Sneak Peek At Razer X Lazada Surprise Box

Lazada turns three years old this month. To celebrate, they will be selling Surprise Boxes from 21st to 23rd March, for just $29, but containing products said to be worth at least $100. The contents of the Surprise Boxes are secret (sort of), but you at least get to choose the type of Surprise Box, based on leading brands from the likes…

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Hacking Tools To Be Criminalised

In the news last week, one of the headlines caught my attention. It was about the proposed expansion of the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act. It was reported that obtaining hacking tools to commit crime, or the use of personal data that was obtained through hacks, will be criminalised under the proposed changes. For people involved in IT security, the changes…

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ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0 Good Upgrade For Nexus 7

I’ve owned the Nexus 7 (2013) for quite a while now. It’s actually still perfectly functional, though it’s certainly getting a bit old. I’ve been wondering, what tablet would be a befitting replacement? I previously reviewed the ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0, and I think it’s probably the best candidate to succeed the Nexus 7. It’s a pity that Google themselves hasn’t quite launched a…

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Igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock Upgraded

Singapore-based Igloohome has a new smart lock. It’s not completely new, but the original Igloohome Smart Lock I reviewed last year has been updated to the Smart Deadbolt Lock 02. The new lock is largely the same as before, but upgraded in several ways. In particular, Bluetooth communication has been significantly improved for Android devices. The Igloohome smart digital lock stands out for allowing…

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Aztech WIPC411FHD IP Camera Review

Aztech launched the WIPC411FHD IP Camera in the middle of last year. This is a Full-HD video Wi-Fi camera with pan and tilt capabilities, and pretty much most of the features anyone would need to remotely monitor a home or workplace. The WIPC411FHD has quite a comprehensive feature set. It supports Full-HD 1920×1080 video resolution. You can use either Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The…

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D-Link DCS-936L HD Wi-Fi Camera

D-Link added to their line-up of IP security camera with the launch of the DCS-936L HD Wi-Fi Camera earlier this year. This is a fixed lens wide-angle camera with 720p video resolution packed into a smallish palm-sized unit. It’s budget-friendly price tag makes it an attractive option for home owners wanting to keep a watchful eye on their home. I’ve used many D-Link…

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pfSense 2.3.3 Update

Sharing a quick post while waiting for pfSense 2.3.3 to update on my router. This update was released just two weeks ago. I hadn’t had the opportunity to upgrade earlier, having been terribly busy of late. There wasn’t any particularly relevant security fixes that needed to be applied anyway. This is mostly a maintenance release. From pfSense’s release notes, this update brings numerous stability and bug…

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Igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock 02

Igloohome has an updated smart lock. The new model, Igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock 02, launched earlier this year with a couple of important improvements, particularly with the use of a new electronic chip with better Bluetooth communications. I had the first generation Igloohome installed on my main door last year, and Igloohome offered to update it to the new 02 model. I’ll have…

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MINDEF Got Hacked

As a security practitioner, we’ll say that such breaches are not a matter of “if”, but only about “when”. However secure, your system will be breached, if not now, then later. For MINDEF, that time has come now. Their network has been breached, and they’ve lost data. Now is the time they deal with the aftermath, and do some PR. This…

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