The Best Way to Monitor Your Bank and Credit Card Accounts after All the Data Breaches

Given all of the data breaches in 2018 (Marriott Starwood, 1-800-FLOWERS, Quora, Walgreens, the Post Office, etc.) it is no longer a question of whether your data has been breached – you need to assume that it has been – rather the question is what is the best way to monitor your bank accounts and credit card accounts for fraudulent activity? And what are some ways to protect against it in the future? (The answer to the latter may surprise you!)

Insurance Companies Monitoring Your CPAP Usage Remotely

In one of the creepier, more invasive – or brilliant, depending on your views – uses of the Internet of Things, smart CPAP machines are being monitored, and even adjusted, from across the Internet, and if you aren’t using yours often enough (known as ‘CPAP compliance’ or being ‘CPAP compliant’, your medical insurance company won’t pay for it, and your life insurance and health insurance premiums could go up. Now, for recent users of the CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) machines, this may be old news, but for the rest of us, HOLY CPAP!

New Driving App from State Farm Insurance Monitors and Evaluates How You Drive

State Farm, the insurance company, has just released an iPhone app that evaluates how you drive. Called the State Farm Driver Feedback app, the iPhone application uses your iPhone’s accelerometer and GPS to track your acceleration, cornering, and braking, and then gives you a grade. But is that all it gives you? What about increased insurance rates, or even being declined insurance, based on how you drive, as recorded by the State Farm Driver Feedback app?

Hackers Read Your Screen in Your Eyeglasses, Teapots, and Other Reflective Objects

An intriguing and novel eavesdropping technique has been disclosed by a group of German scientists, who describe and demonstrate in their paper “Compromising Reflections, or How to Read LCD Monitors Around the Corner” how your monitor screen can be read from a distance, by pointing a telescope at its content reflected in nearby objects. Teapots, spoons, plastic bottles, glasses and even the surface of the user’s eye offer sufficient quality for text on the screen to be intelligible, even at long distance.