Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tips to Protect Your Laptop from Theft During Travel


If you’re planning a trip, you may be considering taking some expensive electronic devices with you while on your adventure. This can make it easier for you to communicate with others and get the information that you need, while on the go. If you will be brining your laptop with you to your destination, you should consider following some important travel protection tips so that you don’t lose your expensive electronic. Take a look at the following information so that you can better protect yourself and your devices.

Whether you choose to bring your laptop, new iPad, or other expensive electronic device with you on your trip, it’s important to take extra steps to protect these valuable items. The first thing you should always remember is not to leave your electronic device unattended. If you aren’t careful, these items can easily go missing. You may want to take the time to research laptop cases.

Having a high quality case or bag that is always visible, makes it possible for you to always have your laptop in sight. You shouldn’t just throw your laptop in a bag with other items. This makes it easier to misplace and can put your laptop at risk for more damage.

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Обнародован список аппаратных и программных жучков спецслужб США


Намедни произошло то, что не редко в сети называют «срывом покровов», на этот раз инициатором волны стало германское издание Spiegel, опубликовавшее без малого 50 страниц каталога «жучков» Агентства национальной безопасности США. «Жучки» эти предназначены для внедрения и перехвата данных в оборудовании наиболее значимых и известных азиатских и американских производителей (читай – промышленный шпионаж).

Аппаратные и програмные жучки АНБ США

Интересно, что данный каталог включает в себя жучки для межсетевых экранов Cisco, Huawei и Juniper, серверов Dell PowerEdge, SIM-карт, кабелей USB, LAN и VGA. Любителей «изысков» каталог радует прототипами жучков для iPhone и так далее и тому подобное, есть, на что посмотреть и что обсудить. Датирован каталог 2008-2009 годами, то есть, устарел технически, но ни в коем случае не морально.

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Used Armored Cars for Sale – Where to Find Them?


Armored cars can provide a measure of security and protection when you are on the road. If you live in a dangerous area or have concerns about your safety, purchasing a used bullet-proof car can ease your mind about going out into the world. But a brand new armored vehicle is prohibitively expensive. Even retrofitting a regular car with bullet-proof glass and metal armor costs upwards $100,000 or more. An alternative is to purchase a used car which will save you money but still give you the protection you seek. There are several places where you can find used armored cars for sale.

Armored BMW 7 Series

Private Owners – If a private owner is looking to upgrade their cars then they will probably want to get rid of their old car first. Because of their high price tag, they may have difficulty unloading it onto a dealership who may not want to give them what the car is actually worth with the enhancements. Those who hang around high rollers can ask people in their network about who is selling their armored cars. Another option is to go to estate sales of rich people and see if they are selling an armored that belonged to the deceased. You can also check classified ads for listings of used armored cars for sale.

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Armored Trucks – What are They Used For?


The most common type of bulletproof vehicle that people see on the streets is armored trucks. These vehicles are specially constructed to withstand gunfire from powerful weapons and even bomb attacks if need be. Although armored vehicles were designed for war when they first come out in the early 1900s, today both businesses and private individuals use these vehicles as well. They are expensive to make, costing anywhere from $100,000 and up which means only the wealthy or well funded can afford them. However, there are several reasons why a person or a business would want to make the investment and purchase one.

Volkswagen Armored Truck

The primary reason businesses use armored trucks is to transport high prices valuables. Most often when you see an armored vehicle it is carrying cash but other important things are transported too. This includes precious stones, like diamonds, or precious metals, such as gold. It may also include top secret products that the company doesn’t want to fall into their competitors hands. This could be weapons, experimental pharmaceutical drugs, or design prototypes. All of these reasons are also true for individuals. However, private citizens may also hire an armored vehicle to transport themselves or VIPs that need to be protected.

Armored Truck

The military use armored trucks all the time and for a variety of reasons. The trucks they use, though, don’t necessarily look like the ones you see speeding down the highway in front of you. Military vehicles are armored for battle and can usually withstand bombing as well as deadly gunfire. They tend to be bigger and heavier than commercial or private vehicles. In addition to being used in war zones, bulletproof vehicles are also used to transport diplomats, military personnel, and prominent government figures that may be susceptible to an attack from the enemy.

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Armoured Fighting Monsters



But surely these armoured fighting monsters can only be owned by millionaires like Richard Branstons and the Chuckle Brothers? Probably. But if you wanted to own a tank, what would you do and where would it be? Here’s how…

Distracted Driving – Major Types of Distractions


Via: IFA Auto Insurance