The next time you are in your room, typing in your personal diary on your computer and think that you are alone–don’t be so sure.
The quiet stillness is welcomed by your neighbors who are following your every key stroke, searching through your old files, and placing their feet in your footsteps while going unnoticed. WiFi internet connections are extremely easy to trace and even easier to hack into, making everything on your computer vulnerable and naked to be seen by the world. By using secure passwords the attempts of hackers can be deflected but not for long.
A simple interior design change could protect your computer and life for good. Look at the four walls that tower over you every night and now imagine waves of information pulsating through them. With a simple change of color and coat, your walls can now be impenetrable to any WiFi detection system. A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo has created an aluminum-iron oxide that blocks radio frequencies up to four times beyond existing limitations. The paint puts out a magnetic field that resonates at the same frequency as the electromagnetic wave (in this case, a radio frequency) you’re looking to block.
Some say that feeling safe is priceless–and that feeling of safety can be bought for a mere $50 per can. With a better looking and more secure room, you can now surf the internet in peace, write your secrets down without looking over your shoulder, and most importantly know that everything you have on your computer is safe. (Via PC World)