As computers continue to manage more and more of our private information, keeping that information secure is becoming more and more important. The most recent iPhone has a fingerprint biometrics scanner, and this Kickstarter campaign is promoting an eyeball scanner that purports to keep your information secure. But is it really secure?
I’m a really big fan of this one. A few months ago, a bunch of news outlets reported on the potential for hackers to to install malicious hardware on public USB charging stations. The idea is that while you think your phone is just charging, malicious hardware could be potentially accessing sensitive information on your phone made available over a USB connection. LockedUSB has found a way to mitigate that problem by constructing an adapter that simply removes the data pins from the USB line and only passes the power pins through.
But it gets better.
There are already a large number of portable backup batteries for electronic devices on the market today. A quick Amazon search for “portable backup battery” returns a plethora of results for under the $39 asking price of the smallest Zendure such as the Anker Astro E3 which claims a 10,000mAh capacity. So what exactly sets the Zendure line apart? There’s a ton of marketing hooplah in their video about the excellent visual appeal of the product, but when you boil it down, they’re claiming two things: higher efficiency/capacity than competitors and more durability than competitors.