CES 2016: Meet the stand-out security and privacy gadgets

Meet some of the best security and privacy gadgets at this year's CES 2016 tech expo.
Topic: Security
1 of 10 Untethered Labs


GateKeeper is a compact, wireless device, which can be attached to keys or your belt, that locks your computer as you walk away from it. The wireless fob touts strong and industry-approved AES-256 encryption. It also comes with an enterprise side, allowing network administrators to monitor and manage deployments.

Read more: Untethered Labs | Twitter

2 of 10 Dojo-Labs


The Internet of Things (IoT) was all the rage at CES this year, but one thing that was barely talked about was security. Dojo-Labs wants to secure the IoT world by acting as a layer between smart devices and incoming threats. Its first incarnation as a "fancy rock" (as described by Wired) now sits as software at the gateway level.

Read more: ZDNet | Wired

3 of 10 Privoro


Privoro has the physical privacy angle by trying to prevent eavesdropping with hardware. This phone case acts like an electronic Faraday cage by aiming to block all cell signals, Wi-Fi, and radio transmissions. It's major downside is that it's a chunky case and isn't for shallow pockets.

Read more: CNET | Privoro

4 of 10 LG Electronics

LG Smart Security

This year's CES has been dominated by home security systems. One of the most prominent tech firms, LG, threw its hat into the ring. Its new do-it-yourself security system lands with a dedicated 152-degree field of view camera, and a smart home hub. It's connected, so it can send notifications and warnings to your phone, and expandable, allowing you to build up the system to almost limitless proportions.

Read more: CNET | LG

5 of 10 Everykey


Dubbed by company founder John McAfee as a "f**king game changer," Everykey made its debut at CES. This tiny device wants to rid the mind of passwords by becoming the only key you carry around. The antivirus mogul wants the highly-customizable wireless device to unlock devices, log into websites, and generate passwords. The device should be out later this year.

Read more: Everykey | Indiegogo

6 of 10 EyeLock


Wink, and you're in. That's the hope of one firm that builds iris-recognition technology, EyeLock, whose newest iris module can be embedded in almost anything. The company demonstrated at CES how an eye-scan can unlock anything -- including devices and computers, as well as authenticate payments, and sign into ATMs.

Read more: EyeLock | USA Today

7 of 10 CNET/CBS Interactive

Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlock (Outdoor)

This Bluetooth-enabled outdoor padlock doesn't need a set of keys to unlock. The lock costs just $60, and works by detecting an approved Bluetooth phone with the company's app. That makes it easier and more convenient to unlock, but it's not the only way in. The padlock also comes with a directional touch-pad for manual unlocking -- in case you don't have your phone with you.

Read more: CNET | MasterLock

8 of 10 uQontrol


Qkey aims to revolutionize how we pay for things online. After chip-and-PIN finally made it to the US, it has yet to make it to the desktop. That's where tech firm uQontrol wants to step in. The Qkey plugs in like a USB stick, turning your computer into a payment terminal. The device promises to keep your payment information off the grid.

Read more: Qkey | uControl

9 of 10 Armourcard


Following its 2015 debut, Armourcard was demonstrated at CES for the first time. The wallet-sized device aims to protect your contactless credit and debit cards, smartphones, and passports from skimmers by using micro-jamming technology. The Australian company says its technology can prevent attackers from drive-by-scanning, which can be used to clone cards and steal bank account data.

Read more: CNET | Armourcard

10 of 10 Keezel


Keezel is a crowdsource-based venture that aims to protect privacy by offering a portable Wi-Fi box that unlocks content across the world. At its core is its virtual private networking (VPN) technology, which unlocks websites and stops others' from snooping on browsing activity -- especially from open and public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Read more: Keezel | Indiegogo

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