Dispose of Documents with Water and a Ziploc Bag

Tweet Need to destroy a document in a pinch? With just water and a plastic bag, a document can quickly and easily be reduced to a wet, droopy, unreadable pile of muck. While it’s messy and a bit impractical, it works, and is great if you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have […]

Security In-a-Box

Tweet Security in-a-box is a project that provides various resources for enhancing your security and privacy both on and offline. The site contains a how-to booklet and a number of hands-on guides for using free software such as TrueCrypt, Tor, Eraser, and more to strengthen your digital security. Security in-a-box is a collaborative effort of […]

TrueCrypt: Free Open-Source Encryption

Tweet We’ve talked about the importance of encrypting your cell phone here on Lone Iguana before, but if you haven’t already done so, it’s also important to use some level of encryption for your personal computer. For example, a simple laptop theft can be turned into something much more devastating if the thief has access […]

Protect Yourself Against Warrantless Mobile Phone Searches

Tweet As a result of recent court cases, it is now legal in California and some other areas of the United States for law enforcement officers to search your cell phone upon arrest without a warrant. An article on Ars Technica provides an explanation of the law and instructions and tips for securing your phone […]

Secret Stash 2010

Tweet Secret Stash 2010 is a project by artist Yiting Cheng that features seemingly ordinary objects modified into deceptive hiding places. Check out the project page for a video and a gallery of pictures. This project is about concealing valuables, secrets, bad habits and personal information in our workplaces. Here, hidden spaces/ messages were created […]

Protecting Travel Cash with the Multi-Stash Method

Tweet Wise Bread’s article on travel and money includes a nice trick for protecting your cash when travelling. It boils down to stashing your money in several places,  so if your wallet is lost or stolen, you still have a small emergency fund. Carrying all your cash in one place (usually a wallet) puts you […]